Career and Technical Education M.Ed.

Online, On Your Time!
This online professional degree program is designed to meet the needs of practicing educators and engage prospective educators in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) profession. This degree does not require a thesis and can be completed in as little as two years. The program provides students with the flexibility to pursue specific CTE areas, instructional technology, educational leadership, non-formal and adult education, and STEM areas.

Program Admission

  • Applicants will need to be accepted by the Utah State University School of Graduate Studies. Students who have met the following requirements will be eligible for acceptance into the degree program.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a career and technical education or related program from an accredited institution.
  • A 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended are required.
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or score at or above the 40th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). You may retake this exam multiple time, but you will not be accepted into the program until you score at or about the 40th percentile.
  • Three letters of recommendation. The applicant provides email addresses of three individuals during the online application process. USU will contact these individuals for their recommendation.

To apply, visit the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) application website. Once accepted, you are a matriculated student and may register for courses. You may check the status of you application by contacting the School of Graduate Studies. If you would like to enter the program as a non-matriculated student, begin your application to the School of Graduate Studies, and while you are completing your admission requirements, the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education will allow you to take program courses (up to 12 credits). You must complete Step 1 (the online application) and Step 2 (pay the application fee) as outlined on the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) application website to be considered as a non-matriculated student. After completing Steps 1 and 2, contact LaZell Allen (, the ASTE Graduate School Coordinator (GPC), and she will open registration to you as a non-matriculated student.

Program Cost
For the 2012-2013 school year, graduate online courses cost $350 per credit for both resident and non-resident students. The total cost of the CTE MEd program is $11,550 (33 credits x $350). This estimate does not include various course fees, books and supplies.

Program Advising
After being accepted as a matriculated or non-matriculated student, the program advisor and chair, Debra Spielmaker, will contact you about selecting your Supervisor Committee and developing your Program of Study.

CTE M.Ed. Core Faculty
Chair: Debra Spielmaker (Specialization: CTE, agriculture, STEM)
Agricultural Education Representative: Brian Warnick (Specialization: CTE, agriculture, STEM)
Business Education Representative: Dennis Garner (Specialization: CTE, business)
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Representative: Julie Wheeler (Specialization: CTE, family and consumer sciences)
Technology and Engineering Education Representative: Ed Reeve (Specialization: CTE, technology and engineering, STEM)