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The Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education (CTE), offered by the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM), is 100 percent online. This degree program is a good choice for those with a bachelor's degree who are interested in Career and Technical Education (formerly known as Vocational Education). The degree is 30 credit hours, and no thesis is required. Courses are offered year round.

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Request a full video featuring an interview about our master’s in career and technical education with CTE Program Director and Advisor Edward Lazaros, PhD. The video link will be sent to your email immediately.



Degree Options to Meet Your Career Goals

Trainers TrackCommunity College Faculty and Industrial Trainers Track

For community college faculty, industrial trainers, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions.

Administrative Track Administrative Track
For college administrators, public school department chairs, other non- licensed administrators, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions. Courses in this program may be applied toward a director of career and technical education license.
CTE_LeadershipTrackTechnology Leadership Track
For individuals with expertise in a specific technology occupational area who aspire to transition to a leadership role within an organization.
CTE Teacher Track
CTE Teacher Track

For teachers who have already earned a bachelor's degree in any area who wish to add a CTE area to a license. NOTE: Licensing requirements are state- specific and are established by state licensing authorities.

Curriculum TrackCurriculum Track
For directors of curriculum and professional development, curriculum managers, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions.

Computer Tech Track Computer Technology Track
For computer support specialists, system/network administrators, system/network engineers, IT project managers, directors of technology, IT consultants, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions.

Customizable Track Customizable Track
For individuals who have specific personal, professional, or career objectives relating to Career & Technical Education, a track can be custom designed for that need.

Research TrackResearch Track
For researchers in education, private business and industry, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions or pursue future doctoral studies.


The consumer Best Buy: Online Masters in Education Degreeadvocacy group GetEducated.com ranked this degree the nation's 11th "Best Buy" among U.S. online master's in education degrees for its high quality and affordability and #1 in career and technical education.

Benefits of a Master’s in CTE

  • 100% online: No need to travel
  • Convenience: Allowing students to log in at times that fit their schedules
  • Flexibility: choose among several optional tracks and electives
  • Personal contact: With instructors and other professionals enrolled in the program
  • Economical: Click here to view our competitive tuition rates 
  • Achievable: Only 30 credit hours - a thesis is optional
  • Meaningful: Quality education from professors who are leaders in their fields; intellectually stimulating; applicable to your work
  • Respected: HLC (NCA) accredited.

Take the Next Step

Dr. Edward Lazaros, professor of information systems and operations management and 2017 ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, talks about his passion for education.

Interested in taking that important next step to pursue the master of arts in career and technical education? Apply today, request more information, learn more about tuition and financial aid, and learn the technology you will need and use.

Program Contacts

CTE Program Director and Advisor
Edward Lazaros, PhD
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management