Program Overview

University of Central Missouri offers a MS in Career & Technical Education Leadership that is designed for individuals who have hold a bachelor’s degree and want to hold teaching positions. This program prepares students to administer or teach topics such as agriculture, education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, marketing education, and engineering and technology education. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to teach these subjects in middle schools, high schools, career centers, or community colleges. Individuals will gain the ability to enhance student’s knowledge of career and technical knowledge that may be utilized in the workforce.
The MS in Career & Technical Education Leadership program consists of 30 total credit hours. Students are required to complete required graduate coursework and elective coursework in order to earn the degree. Course topics that will be explored include career and technical education, curriculum development theory, research, leadership, and much more. Courses offered are crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional while teaching in middle schools, high schools, career centers, or community colleges.

In order to accommodate for different preferences of students, classes are available in a completely online format. This allows students to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree. Enrolled students will be able to fulfill other roles besides being a student. Students may enjoy the convenience of not commuting to campus and completing all of the work from home. Participants may also complete the program while maintaining employment and family commitments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri, located in Warrensburg, Missouri, is a four-year, public university originally known as State Normal School District, #2. It later became Warrensburg Teachers College and went through several other name changes before becoming the University of Central Missouri in 1996. UCM focuses on "preparing its students to succeed in a world that is quickly changing. UCM’s academics, opportunities for leadership and programs provide students with the skills, experience and knowledge that will help them succeed in life."

    UCM offers programs for bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Harman College of Business and Professional Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Health, Science and Technology
    • Honors College

    Select online bachelor's and master's degrees are available through UCM Online. Online instructors are the same as classroom instructors.


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