Program of Study

Program of Study: Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education : Total Hours Required: 30

Professional Core (9 hrs required, 18 hrs possible)

  • TEDU 550 Career & Technical Student Organizations (3)
  • TEDU 552 Strategies and Materials for Career & Technical Related Content (3) (Not for students with credit in TEDU 691)*
  • TEDU 568 Principles and Philosophy of Career & Technical Education (3) (Not for students with credit in TEDU 690)*
  • TEDU 569 Organization and Coordination of Career & Technical Education (3)
  • TEDU 696 Coordinating and Conducting Cooperative Education Programs (Previous Title: Techniques in Coordinating Cooperative Education) (3) 
  • TMFG 560 Occupational Safety and Health (3)

*Note: Students in the MA in Career and Technical Education should not enroll in TEDU 690 or TEDU 691, instead taking TEDU 568 and TEDU 552.

Research Requirements (3 hrs required, 3 - 9 hrs possible) 

Directed Electives (0 to 18 hrs, to achieve 30 total program hrs)

  • TEDU 695 Curriculum Evaluation in Technical Education (3)
  • TEDU 510 Technology Use & Assessment (3) 
  • EDPSY 641 Statistical Methods in Education & Psychological Research (3) 
  • Any courses from the Professional Core not yet taken 
  • Any courses from the online MA in Technology Education except TEDU 690 and TEDU 691
  • Other electives or transfer credits approved by the program advisor

Track Options – Custom tracks can be created for other concentrations with advisor authorization

1. Community College Faculty & Industrial Trainers Track (for community college faculty, industrial trainers, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions).

2. Administrative Track (for current college administrators, public school department chairs, other non-licensed administrators, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions) For individuals interested in attaining the Director of Career and Technical Education license, please review the information available on this licensing site

  • EDAD 600 Intro to Ed. Leadership
  • EDAC 631 Adult and Community Education
  • EDAD 685 Fiscal Management
  • EDAD 692 Inservice Workshop: CTE Director Internship (6 credit hours)
  • SPCED 637 Organization and Administration of Special Education  

3. Indiana CTE Teacher Track (for current Indiana 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)

  • All 6 professional core classes listed above)

4. Curriculum Track (for current directors of curriculum and professional development, curriculum managers, or individuals who aspire to attain such positions)

  • EDTEC 550 Curriculum Integration of Learning Technology
  • TEDU 552 Career & Technical-Related Class Content
  • TEDU 695 Curriculum Evaluation in Technical Education
  • TEDU 694 Curriculum Development in Technology Education

5. Research Track (for current researchers in education, private business and industry, or individuals who aspsire to attain such positions or pursue future doctoral studies)

  • EDPSY 641 Statistical Methods in Educational & Psychological Research
  • EDPSY 642 Intermediate Statistics
  • THES 698 Thesis (6 credit hrs)

6.  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)

Courses to be selected after consultation with the program director/advisor

Department of Technology
Applied Technology Building (AT), room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5642
Fax: 765-285-2162