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Program Details

The Master of Education in Career and Technical Education Degree at Utah State University is intended to give working educators and prospective teachers the necessary skills and knowledge for the profession. The program is offered through the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education. This department is committed to giving students training in fields such as agriculture, applied sciences, and machinery or technology.

It is the goal of this program and this department to apply the Land Grant University philosophy to their instructional approach. Educators combine formal and informal instruction, experience, leadership training, and personal development to produce well-rounded graduates. Graduates should understand how to use a multidisciplinary approach so that they may be able to teach another generation of students.

This program is delivered online in order to meet the demands of working students. Though intended to be entirely online, students are able to select on-campus courses as well. The degree does not require a thesis and may be completed in approximately two years. To graduate, candidates must earn a total of 33 credit hours from prescribed courses and electives. This total is divided into 15 credits toward core classes and the remaining to electives and the students' chosen emphases.

Students are encouraged to work with faculty advisors to select an emphasis and the necessary and appropriate courses. The possible emphases are Educational Leadership, which requires approval from TEAL to enroll in the courses, Non-formal and Adult Education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The first option necessitates 12 credits, while the other two dictate nine. Topics of core instruction include program design, assessment and evaluation, and advanced teaching strategies.


A 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits.
Score at or above the 40th percentile on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or score at or above the 40th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities