Master of Education in Career and Technical Education

When you’re ready to share your professional expertise in a classroom, earn Temple’s Master of Education in Career and Technical Education. Whether you come from the office or the workbench, this degree will prepare you to gain credentials to teach in Pennsylvania’s public K–12 schools.

Your can choose to focus on an area of expertise offered through one of the following concentrations.

  • Business, Computer and Information Technology Education
  • Marketing Education

Along with trends and developments in your chosen area of focus, you will study child and adolescent development, teaching models, and inclusive school practices. You will also learn to adapt curriculum for students of varying backgrounds, levels of knowledge and language use.

Optional Concentrations

Career and Technical Education MEd students may choose to focus on a specific content area as they pursue their degree.

  • Business, Computer and Information Technology Education

    Combine all elements of teaching with a program tailored for professional technology instructors, from information technology to specialized industrial processes. You will earn an endorsement for a PA Level I Instructional Certificate while completing the coursework, research and student teaching requisite for career success.

  • Marketing Education

    Spread the knowledge of advanced communication with a degree designed to produce skilled, experienced teachers of marketing and its related fields. You will earn an endorsement for a PA Level I Instructional Certificate while completing the coursework, research, and student teaching requisite for career success.

Teacher Certification

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

Career and technical education students collaborating

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of 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. These tuition costs apply to the 2021–2022 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $966.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,329.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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Completion Requirements

The degree program consists of 11 courses, or 33 credits. All students complete coursework on research methods and foundations of language teaching for English language learners. Courses can be taken on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. Classes are offered after 4:30 p.m. and you can pursue the program full- or part-time. You have up to four years to complete your degree.

Culminating Events

No thesis or exam is required. Your degree culminates with a full-time teaching placement where you teach under the supervision of a Temple faculty member. In addition, you complete a related seminar course.

Occupational Competency Assessment

If you are not pursuing 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.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Find peer support and leadership opportunities while tackling the challenges of your program. You'll also find opportunities to give back to the community, either locally or globally. Students can join the 

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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
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011


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