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Program Details

Valley City State University offers a degree in Career and Technical Education. This degree prepares students for teaching positions in public school Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, post-secondary programs, and private technical colleges.

Within this degree is a variety of courses offered. To obtain this degree there is a general education requirement that consists of students standard choice of classes which must be reached by completing 38 credit hours. Within the Career and Technical Education major there are two options students have when completing this major. The first option is “Teaching Option” which requires students to complete 13 credit hours. The second option is “Management/ Leadership Option” which is completed after 30 credit hours. There are a better variety of classes in this option. Classes include but are not limited to;: Accounting, Business Ethics, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing and Group Dynamics.

Graduates with the CTE Composite Major are prepared to teach in trade, industry, technical, and health service areas such as automotive technology, construction technology, electronics, health careers, and welding. The degree requirement may also include full certification by the ND Department of Career and Technical Education for Trade, Industry, Technical, and Health Education teachers. Non-teaching program graduates may also seek entrepreneurial careers in the private sector. In addition The Transition to Teaching, Clinical Practice Program is required of all CTE participants for CTE certification by the ND Department of Career and Technical Education.

Accreditation & Licensing

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