Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Valley City State University is a public university located in Valley City, North Dakota. VCSU is situated on a 55 acre campus, and the entire campus is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The university is one of eleven institutions in the North Dakota University System. Valley City State University was established in 1890 as a normal school, which is also known as a teachers college, and for over one hundred years has provided students with an engaging social and academic learning environment. Staying true to its heritage, Valley City University has developed a stellar reputation for educating some of the top teachers in the area.

    VCSU offers bachelor's and master's degrees. The academic departments and divisions at VCSU consist of Communication Arts and Social Science, Business and Information Technology, School of Education and Graduate Studies, Math, Science and Health & Physical Education and Fine Arts. VCSU offers an opportunity for distance learning for students that want to earn a degree from VCSU, but don’t have a schedule that allows them to do so. The online classes are delivered through the internet, which makes students able to participate from any location that has internet access. Students have the choice of either working independently, or together with fellow distance education students.


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