Career & Technical Education Administrator
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Become a certified Career and Technical Education Administrator at Pittsburg State University.

A Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrator is an education professional who oversees and manages CTE programs at a school, district, or state level.

CTE programs are designed to provide students with the technical and practical skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce or pursue further education in a particular field.

What is a Career and Technical Education Administrator?

The role of a CTE administrator may vary depending on the specific institution, but generally involves the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing CTE curriculum: A CTE administrator is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum that meets industry standards and prepares students for a particular career or trade.
  • Ensuring program quality: A CTE administrator ensures that CTE programs are of high quality and aligned with state and federal education standards.
  • Hiring and supervising CTE instructors: A CTE administrator hires and supervises instructors who teach CTE courses.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation: A CTE administrator manages the budget for CTE programs, allocates resources, and ensures that programs have the necessary equipment and materials.
  • Providing professional development for CTE staff: A CTE administrator provides professional development opportunities for CTE instructors and staff to improve their skills and knowledge.
  • Building partnerships with industry: A CTE administrator builds partnerships with industry professionals and organizations to ensure that CTE programs are aligned with current industry trends and needs.
  • Tracking student outcomes: A CTE administrator tracks student outcomes and assesses the effectiveness of CTE programs in preparing students for careers or further education.

Requirement for Career and Technical Education Administration

A career as a CTE administrator typically requires a master's degree in education or a related field, as well as several years of experience in teaching or administration. Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills are also essential for success in this role.

About Technology and Workforce Learning Department

The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning includes several undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Programs of study include two-year associate and certificate programs as well as several undergraduate degree programs in Workforce Development, Vocational Teacher Education, Technology and Engineering Education, and Wood Product Manufacturing.  Graduate programs in Career and Technical Education, Technology, and Human Resource Development are also available.  In addition, one post-graduate program in Workforce Development and Education (Ed.S) is also available.

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