Career and Technical Education
5401. Current Problems in Career and Technical Education (3 s.h.)
Seminar on selected school and training topics including workforce development, training, managing information systems, diversity issues, school-industry partnerships, and performance evaluation.
Students will learn how to develop and use a variety of evaluation methods to monitor student academic and occupational achievement as well as teaching effectiveness. Special emphasis will be placed on relating evaluations to occupational curricula and instruction. Students will learn about standardized tests and other diagnostic tools frequently encountered and/or used by classroom teachers. Particular attention will be given to adapting assessments to meet the needs of all students. Contemporary issues related to testing, grading, evaluation, and accountability will be addressed.
The course is designed to help students apply successful teaching methods in marketing education. Students examine and investigate best teaching practices in marketing education. Students use teaching salesmanship, advertising, advertising layout, and display to demonstrate understanding and skills in teaching methods for marketing education.
This course provides an overview of school leadership and the principles of democratic supervision of vocational education and examines them with specific reference to the role of the administrative director and the vocational supervisor. The roles of administrative directors and vocational supervisors are analyzed with an emphasis on professional/staff development systems.
This course focuses on teacher professionalism and staff development and how schools can build capacity to maintain these systems. The course deals with the national standards for professional development, the process-content-context of staff development, and the development of reflective practices.
5513. Methods of Teaching Business, Computers, and Information Technology (3 s.h.)
The course is designed for students to investigate successful instructional strategies for teaching BCIT, including microcomputer applications. Students examine, analyze, and demonstrate the application of the skills in K-12 classrooms or a simulated environment. Students prepare lesson plans, teach demonstration lessons, research methodologies, and discuss the effect of their activities on student outcomes. Students develop teaching competency that is appropriate for teaching business, computer, and information technology-related subjects.
5514. Current Developments and Trends in Business, Computer and Information Technology Education (3 s.h.)
Students examine, explore, discuss and critique current developments and trends relating to the design, application and evaluation of business, computer, and information technology education programs in the K-12 educational system. Students investigate the changing patterns and requirements of the workplace. Students explore and participate in activities of the profession.
5522. Trends in Marketing Education (3 s.h.)
Students explore the rationale for developing marketing education programs that meet the needs of students and industry. Students examine, discuss, critique, and investigate current developments and trends relating to the design, development, application, and evaluation of marketing education programs in the K-12 educational system.
The course is designed to help educators plan and apply learning theory and principles of project-based learning to the development of business-related instruction in the elementary school classroom.
5887. Pedagogical Competence (3-15 s.h.)
Prospective career and technical teachers/technical trainees are placed in supervised public school/industrial experiences and assisted in developing specialized teaching strategies through individualized instruction and seminar activities. (This is an alternative delivery system equivalent to the professional requirement.)
8324. Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 s.h.)
The history, development, and operation of cooperative education programs are covered. Also explored are the development and promotion of a workplace-learning program, the development of workplace learning partnerships, workplace learning sites, safety considerations for students in the workplace, and connecting work-based and school-based learning.
This course covers the role of the teacher-coordinator in conducting and teaching procedures and activities necessary for providing successful supervised field experiences for students in the workplace. Also covered are methods of establishing contact with students, employers, teachers, parents, and community leaders, career and technical student organizations, and students with special needs, as well as developing and understanding labor laws and other legal requirements affecting student workers/interns.
8501. Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Education (3 s.h.)
Students study and analyze curriculum theories and the practical application of the systems approach in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of performance-based education or technical training programs. Students also explore standards-based education, standards-aligned curriculum systems, and curriculum frameworks associated with 2+2+2 systems.
8507. History and Principles of Career and Technical Education (3 s.h.)
This course covers the range of activities covered by state and federal vocational/technical education laws; vocational/technical education as an integral part of the public system; and the development of a point of view regarding alternative school-to-work programs.
This course covers methods for managing internal information and communicating it to the publics served by CTCs (Career Tech Centers), high schools, and technical programs. Relationships with business and industry, government, and media groups are emphasized.
8527. Program Planning and Evaluation in Career and Technical Education (3 s.h.)
Students study the factors used to determine the vocational training needs of labor market areas, including local industrial expansion, recession, and unemployment. Students also consider the organization, nature of offerings, physical facilities, and scope and sequence of vocational programs. The course also focuses on conducting formative and summative program evaluations.
This course focuses on clinical supervision, peer coaching, and conducting conferences in professional development programs.
8890. Special Topics/Problems in Career and Technical Education (1-3 s.h.)
The course focuses on contemporary issues and/or problems in workforce education. Enrollment is limited to master's degree students.
Technical work experience in business and industry designed for all fields of career and technical education.
Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.
Investigation of problem-based topics related to vocational education or technical training.
9685. Internship in Career and Technical Education (3-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.
A supervised internship within a specified field of CTE/technical training to provide the student with leadership development experiences.
This supervised internship in a CTE setting provides the student with education leadership experiences (For candidates as system leaders).