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 workbench, the degree will prepare you gain credentials to teach in Pennsylvania’s public K–12 schools.

Your studies will focus in an area of expertise offered through one of three concentrations:

  • Business, Computer and Information Technology Education,
  • Marketing Education, or
  • Industrial 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.


You can focus on Career and Technical Education or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • 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.

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  • Industrial Education

    Become an effective teacher of industrial education in grades seven through 12. Learn about diverse types of teaching environments and transitional skill attainment strategies for application of knowledge in various career and technical program areas. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a teacher certification program and accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

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  • 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.

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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 or the suburban Fort Washington campus in Montgomery County. 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.

Teacher Certification

This master’s program prepares you to successfully complete state certification exams, allowing you to apply for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. This certification constitutes your license to teach in Pennsylvania and must be periodically renewed. Visit the Certification Office to learn more about certification.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Master of Education program 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 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $898.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,231.00 per credit

Software Licensing Fee

A $25 licensing fee is required from all College of Education majors to cover the cost of using the TK20 software. This program allows the college to assist students in creating academic and professional portfolios, tracking fieldwork and pursuing certification. The license is active for 10 years and allows students to use it even after graduation. Learn more about the TK20 software and license fee.

Occupational Competency Assessment

If you are pursuing the Industrial Education concentration, you demonstrate valid expertise in your vocational skills area by successfully passing the Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) exam. As of 2016, costs associated with this exam were

  • Written and Performance Exam: $400
  • Credential Review : $150

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


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