Careers & Opportunities

Careers

Earning this degree enables gives you the credentials to teach not only in training centers but also in K–12 schools and community colleges. You can also function as a professional trainer and develop training programs.

Fieldwork 

In addition to state certification exams and student teaching, you must complete field experiences as part of your coursework. Field 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.

School & Community Partnerships 

As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations.

Career Services

The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

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Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Career and Technical Education MEd may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

$58,630.00

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

$58,660.00

Middle School Teachers

$57,720.00

Secondary School Teachers

$59,170.00

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School

$58,600.00

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

$60,180.00

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

$51,600.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).