CTE Program Requirements


Career and Technical Master of Education Degree Program Courses

33 Total Credits Required All course are available online select the appropriate center for the course title.


Foundation Core Required Courses (select 15 credits, each course is 3 credits unless noted otherwise)

  • ASTE 6140 – Reading and Applying Research (Sp even)
  • ASTE/TEE 6150 – Assessment and Evaluation (F odd)
  • ASTE 6160 – Foundations of Adult Education (F even)
  • TEE 6090 - Program Planning (Sp odd, 2015) or ASTE 6300 – Advanced Teaching Strategies (Sp odd, 2017)
  • ASTE/TEE 6910 – Experimental Laboratory (F even)

Elective Courses

  • TEE 5910 – Inteliteck: Online Teaching Methodology (Course Description, 1 credit: Su 2015: May 11 - May 31; F 2015: August 31 - September 20)
  • TEE 5910 – Inteliteck: Online Engage and Management (Course Description,1 credit: Su 2015: June 8 - June 28; F 2015: September 28 - October 18)
  • TEE 5910 – Inteliteck: 21st Century Classroom (Course Description,1 credit: Su 2015: July 13 - August 2; F 2015: October 26 - November 15)
  • ASTE 6170 – Program Evaluation (Su odd**: online; Prerequisite: PSY 3010, ASTE 6100, ASTE 6140, TEE 6750, or STAT 5200)
  • ASTE 6220 – Volunteer Programs and Partnerships (Su even)*
  • ASTE 6380 – Mentoring and Supervision (F odd)
  • ASTE 6320 – Classroom Management (F even)
  • ASTE 6450 – Advanced FFA and SAE Management (Su odd, one day face-to-face); Advanced Agricultural Teaching Strategies (Su even, one day face-to-face)
  • ASTE/TEE 6910 – Experimental Laboratory (F even)
  • ASTE 6900 – Graduate Independent Study (1-4 credits, F, Sp, Su: online, a Graduate Independent Form must be submitted and approved)
  • ASTE 6350 – Safety and Risk Management (Su Odd)*
  • ASTE 6460 – Integrating CTE Curriculum with STEM (Sp odd)
  • ASTE 7500 – Diffusion of Innovations (Sp even)

    This degree program requires 33 credits for completion; students should thoughtfully consider their area of emphasis and then along with their committee, select courses that reflect their emphasis area. Courses from other departments not listed above may be part of a program of study. This degree has been designed to be completed online, but with the approval of the advisory committee, students may take other online broadcast, or on campus courses. Additional fees or tuition may be applied.


Emphasis/Elective Options

Educational Leadership (12 credits, each course is 3 credits)**:Requires approval from your Supervisory Committee Chair.
ASTE 6380 – Mentoring and Supervision (F odd)
TEAL 6740 – School Law (F, Sp)
TEAL 6500 – School Finance (F, Sp)
TEAL 6090 – Theories of Organizational Leadership in Education (F, Sp)
 
Nonformal and Adult Education (9 credits, each course is 3 credits)*
ASTE 6200 – Principles and Practices of Extension Education (Sp odd: online)
ASTE 6220 – Volunteer Programs and Partnerships (Su even)
ASTE 6350 – Safety and Risk Management (Su odd)
ASTE 7500 – Diffusion of Innovations (Sp even)
ASTE 6170 Program Evaluation (Su odd; Prerequisite: ASTE 6100, ASTE 6140, TEE 6750, or STAT 5200)*
 
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (9 credits, each course is 3 credits, ITLS courses cost $28 more per credit hour)

TEE 5910 Inteliteck: Online Teaching Methodology (1 credit: Su 2015: May 11 - June 26; F 2015: August 31 - September 20)
TEE 5910
Inteliteck: Online Engage and Management (1 credit: Su 2015: June 8 - June 28; F 2015: September 28 - October 18)
TEE 5910
Inteliteck: 21st Century Classroom (1 credit: Su 2015: July 13 - August 2; F 2015: October 26 - November 15)
TEE 5910-001 ST: Designing Quadcopters (1 credit: Su 2015: June 15-19; 11:00 – 4:00;
Instructor permission required to enroll, face-to-face)
TEE 5910-002 ST: VEX IQ (1 credit: Su 2015: June 22-26; 11:00 – 4:00;
Instructor permission required to enroll, face-to-face)
TEE 5910-003 ST: Data Acquisition & Control (1 credit: Su 2015: July 6-10; 11:00 – 4:00;
Instructor permission required to enroll, face-to-face)
ASTE/TEE 6910 – Experimental Laboratory (F even)
ASTE 6460 – Integrating CTE Curriculum with STEM Content (Sp odd)
ITLS 5105/6105 – Distance Learning Tools (Su)
ITLS 6205 – Computer Application Instruction and Training (F, Sp, Su)
ITLS 6245 – Interactive Multimedia Production (Sp, Su)
ITLS 6265 – Internet Development (F, Sp, Su)
ITLS 6390 – Planning, Resources, and Implementation of Technology (Su)
ITLS 6540 – ITLS Foundations (F)

         Additional 6000 level and above online courses may be approved. Check for courses on online.usu.edu.

* These summer courses are taught in the first 7-week summer session, be sure to check the USU calendar for beginning and end dates.
**Additional Coursework (five more courses) required for administrative certificate

Establishing a Supervisory Committee
Graduate students must establish a Supervisory Committee during the second semester of their program. Students may choose their major professor (chair) and other committee members (minimum of two) from the CTE graduate faculty. To begin, contact the professor you would like to serve as chair of your committee. If she/he are willing to serve, then together discuss other faculty members who should be asked to serve on the Supervisory Committee. It is the student's responsibility to contact the proposed committee members to make certain they are willing to serve prior to completing the Supervisory Committee Approval Form. The form will require each members signature (collected by the School of Graduate Studies electronically). After your committee has been approved, please meet with your chair to complete the Graduate Student & Advisor Expectations form.

Program of Study
The Program of Study (PoS) constitutes a contract between the student, the committee, and the School of Graduate Studies regarding what courses a student will take for completion of his or her degree program requirements. The CTE MEd is a "Professional Degree." On the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) website, students should complete the form under the "Professional Degree" heading. The Program of Study form is completed in DegreeWorks (a link on your myUSU page) and must be completed and submitted to the GPC Misty Balls (misty.balls@usu.edu), per the instructions prior to the end of the second semester.

Career and Technical Education M.Ed. Program Timeline & Expectations
Student may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. The School of Graduate Studies has compiled a checklist with links to forms that will guide you though your graduate program. The CTE MEd is a Professional Degree that does not require a thesis. Additional questions concerning transfer credits, continuous registration fees, time limits, leave of absence, etc., may be answered under the Graduate General Regulations or under Graduate Degree Requirements in the General Catalog.