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Master of Science in Career & Technical Education Leadership

Program Details

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.
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.


  • No fewer than 15 approved undergraduate or graduate hours in the major field of study, equivalent work experience, or a combination of both
  • Bachelor's degree with official transcripts
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the undergraduate major or a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement 

Accreditation & Licensing

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