Bachelor of Science in Education in Career and Technical Education

Earn Temple University’s Bachelor of Science in Education in Career and Technical Education to move your career from industry to the classroom. You will obtain the qualifications to teach in a variety of settings, from training centers and technical schools to elementary or secondary public schools.

You’ll have the option to complete the Career and Technical Education Major with or without an optional concentration. Optional concentrations include two areas: Business, Computer and Information Technology Education or Marketing Education. Specialty coursework is accompanied by foundational courses that teach you to

  • adapt curricula for English language learners;
  • assess student progress;
  • instruct students of all literacy and ability levels; and
  • resolve conflict to create a safe classroom environment.

You’ll earn a Temple degree through a combination of courses taken on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia and at off-campus locations or online. Serving eastern Pennsylvania, program faculty will come to you to review your instructional techniques and coach you in the latest teaching strategies.


This degree program can be completed with or without a concentration. Your concentration options include

  • Business, Computer and Information Technology Education

    Study to prepare students in the business, computer and information technology occupational fields, and earn a certification to teach in Pennsylvania. Merge business, computer, and information technology education to cultivate a balanced view of education as a whole.

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  • Marketing Education

    Prepare to teach marketing subjects to students in K–12 schools and at two-year colleges. Combine marketing, teaching and general education content to develop a balanced perspective of both marketing education and education as a whole.

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Occupational Competency Assessment

If you are pursuing the Career and Technical Education Major without a concentration, you must demonstrate valid expertise in your career and technical education skills area by successfully passing the Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) exam.

Get additional information about eligibility requirements and how to apply for the OCA exam or credential review.

Teacher Certification

This program prepares you to successfully complete state certification exams, allowing you to apply for a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Career and Technical Instructional I Teaching Certificate. Learn more about certification.

You must receive Temple’s endorsement before you can take these exams. Students pursuing the BSEd in Career and Technical Education program without a concentration must also pass the OCA exam before they can receive their Certificate. 24 credits are earned toward the Career and Technical Education Major with the passage of the OCA exam.

Contact advisors for the Bachelor of Science in Education in Career and Technical Education at for more information on how to pay the fee and have credits added to your transcript.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Education offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year


The College of Education and Human Development is primarily located in Ritter Hall, Ritter Hall Annex, and Weiss Hall on Temple's Main Campus. The campus’ North Philadelphia location is ideally suited to provide opportunities for students to engage with area schools, communities, government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations.


For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Phone: 215-204-8011


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