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 studies will focus on an area of expertise offered through one of three concentrations.

  • Business, Computer and Information Technology Education
  • Industrial 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.

Concentrations

Every Career and Technical Education MEd student must focus on a specific content area as they pursue the degree. Your options include

  • 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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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.

Fieldwork 

In addition to your assessment and student teaching practica, you must complete a certain number of fieldwork hours throughout the program. These placements are designed to give you teaching experience working with children in educational and non-educational settings. The majority of field experiences require students to spend seven full days over the course of a semester in the classroom. During the student teaching semester, students are required to spend every day in the classroom for 14 weeks.

Career and technical education students collaborating

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

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.

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. The certification constitutes your license to teach in Pennsylvania and must be periodically renewed. Visit the Certification Office to learn more about certification.

Occupational Competency Assessment

If you are pursuing the Industrial Education concentration, you must demonstrate valid expertise in your vocational 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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Questions

For more information about this program, the College of Education, 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
Email: educate@temple.edu

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