Initial Practitioner License Requirements

Designed for students who seek a Director of Career and Technical Education license required for administering career programs and facilities. This addresses Indiana REPA license requirements.

Mode of Delivery

This program is offered completely online.

Academic Advisor

Edward Lazaros, PhD
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

Courses

The 30-credit Director of Career and Technical Education license program requires the following courses.

  • EDAC 631: Adult and Community Education (3 credits)
    or EDAC 632: Organizing Adult and Community Education Programs (3 credits)
  • EDAD 600: Introduction to Educational Leadership (3 credits)
  • EDAD 684: Educational Finance and Ethics (3 credits)
  • EDAD 695: Career/Technical Director Internship (3 or 6 credits)
  • SPCE 637: Organization and Administration of Special Education (3 credits)

6 credits in EDAD 695 are required unless the student previously took an internship for another administrative license, in which case 3 credits may be required, pending review.

Your choice of one of these courses:

  • BED 625: Problems and Issues of Business Marketing Education (3 credits)
  • CTE 568: Principles and Philosophy of Career and Technical Education (3 credits)
  • FCED 692: Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program Implementation (3 credits)

Your choice of one of these courses:

  • BED 593: Philosophy, Organization, and Administration of Career and Technical Education (3 credits)
  • CTE 569: Organization and Coordination of Career and Technical Education (3 credits)

Your choice of one of these courses:

  • BED 592: Managing Work-Based Learning Programs (3 credits)
  • BED 622: Instructional Materials Strategies (3 credits)
  • CTE 552: Strategies and Materials for Career and Technical Education (3 credits)
  • CTE 696: Coordinating and Conducting Cooperative Education Programs (3 credits)

Your choice of one of these courses:

  • BED 616: Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDPS 640: Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research (3 credits)
  • FCS 697: Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences (3 credits)

Admission Requirements

You will first want to make sure you meet the master’s degree admission requirements for the Ball State Graduate School.

Who Can Qualify?

Candidates must meet the following:

  • Hold one (1) of the following licenses:
    • A Proficient Practitioner license or an Accomplished Practitioner license with at least one (1) of the content areas in career and technical education according to the Indiana Standard License Assignment Code.
    • A Workplace Specialist II license with two (2) years of full-time teaching experience in an accredited vocational school in the grade level and vocational content area listed on the license.
    • A Proficient Practitioner license or an Accomplished Practitioner license in Building Level Administrator, Superintendent, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, or Director of Exceptional Needs.
    • A Proficient Practitioner license or an Accomplished Practitioner license that includes the content area of Business or Technology Education.
  • Successfully complete the content for director of career and technical education.
  • Successfully complete a master's degree.

Also required:

Verified valid CPR/Heimlich Maneuver certification and Suicide Prevention training through a state-approved training program. Also, complete a required state criminal background check.