The Career and Technical Education MA program prepares students pursuing careers in career and technical education to attain the highest degree of competence possible in their chosen field.
The Career and Technical Education MA program requires a minimum of 42-45 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including 9 credit hours of education foundation core courses, 9 credit hours of career education core courses, and 21 credit hours of adviser-approved courses focused on a specialization within the field. The program also requires an internship (6 credit hours) or a research report (3 credit hours).
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A core class in the curriculum, required of all students, is the research methods course where examples are related directly to career education. The internship is an independent learning activity that takes place in face-to-face or web-based authentic settings in which students must apply, reflect upon, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program. The internship experience gives students full control of the operational setting where they are placed (e.g., such as primary face-to-face or web classroom teacher while being observed and mentored by a supervising teacher and UCF faculty member).
Required Courses—18 Credit Hours
Education Foundation Core—Select 9 Credit Hours
- EDF 6727 Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues Related to Education (3 credit hours)
- IDS 6504 Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6155 Lifespan Human Development and Learning (3 credit hours)
- LAE 5337 Literacy Strategies for Middle and Secondary Teaching (3 credit hours)
- TSL 5085 Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms (3 credit hours)
- EDG 6415 Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6237 Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6432 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credit hours) or EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6886 Multicultural Education (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6725 Critical Issues in Urban Education (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6517 Perspectives on Education (3 credit hours)
- EDG 6329 Quality Teaching Practices (3 credit hours)
Career Education Core—9 Credit Hours
- ECT 6791 Research in Career Education (3 credit hours)
- ECW 6067 History of Career Education in the United States (3 credit hours)
- ECW 6666 Issues in Career Education (3 credit hours)
Elective Courses—21 Credit Hours
Students select elective courses in an area of specialization after consultation with their adviser. The areas of specialization may include: health, technical training, teaching adults, business education, Graduate Certificates or another area approved by the adviser.
Internship Option—6 Credit Hours
- ECT 6946 Graduate Internship (6 credit hours)
Research Report Option—3 Credit Hours
- ECT 6909 Research Report (2,1 credit hours)
If initial certification is desired, see adviser.
Independent LearningThe internship is an independent learning activity that takes place in face-to-face or web-based authentic settings in which students must apply, reflect upon, and refine knowledge and skills acquired in the program. The internship experience gives students full control of the operational setting where they are placed (e.g., such as primary face-to-face or web classroom teacher while being observed and mentored by a supervising teacher and UCF faculty member).
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate admission requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
All application materials must be submitted by the appropriate deadline listed below.
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.