Technical Teacher Education

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Vocational - Technical Education

The Bachelor of Science in Vocational-Technical Education curriculum is organized with two options which are designed to meet the needs of persons with different work experience backgrounds.

  • Private Sector Option I of the curriculum is designed for persons who have completed a vocational-technical education program in an accredited public sector institution who have less than two years of work experience above the learner's level in one of the industrial or technical occupations taught in Kansas.
  • Public Sector Option II of the curriculum is designed to provide specialized teacher education for persons teaching or preparing to teach in trade and industrial and technical programs.

Credit of up to 24 semester hours is granted on an individual basis in the two options based on occupational competency.

Program Guide for Bachelor's Degree (Word Document)


Master of Science Degree - Career and Technical Education

Technical Teacher Education Emphasis. The graduate program is for candidates that have already completed Technical Teacher Education certification. It also provides certification opportunity for persons interested in qualifying for teaching in health occupations, business, family and consumer Sciences, and other career and technical fields in vocationally approved high school and post-secondary programs-technical colleges, community colleges, universities, business and industry. Persons who hold the baccalaureate degree in allied health, agriculture, business, data processing, engineering, nursing, technology or related professional and technical areas may meet teacher certification and degree require­ments by completing the degree. Candidates seeking certification are required to have completed two years of work experience in their profession, and may be required to take foundation courses that may exceed the minimum 32 credit hours associated with Option III.

This emphasis also provides a high degree of flexibility for certified vocational teachers pursuing goals related to Technical Teacher Education, such as: research, curriculum and instruction, as well as opportunities to gain additional technical expertise in a specialized area or broadening one's scope of technical knowledge. For Option I (Thesis), candidates complete 14-15 credit hours of core courses; 6 hours of thesis; and select 9-10 credit hours of advanced course work in the discipline for a minimum total of 30 credit hours. Students pursuing Option III (Course Work), complete 14-15 credit hours of core courses; 6 hours of Option III courses; and select 9-12 credit hours of courses to total at least 32 credit hours.  All graduate students pursuing the Masters of Sciences with a Major in Career and Technical Education are required to take a comprehensive examination over the major departmental course work of study.

Program Guide for Master's Degree (PDF)