Career and Technical Education
This area of concentration for the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning is designed for career and technical education instructors. It is for professionals who have obtained positions as teachers of career and technical education in technical centers or secondary schools and need to become "state certified" to secure their teaching position.
Courses focus on teaching, evaluation and classroom management skills. To qualify, an individual must document 2,000 hours of prior work experience in an approved specialization. Three of the qualifying years of work experience must have occurred in the last five years of their work history.
The 64-hour Rank Change program requires 21 hours in the industrial education concentration, 24 hours in the Occupation/Specialization, and 20 hours in general education.
Graduates of this program receive a Rank II from the Department of Education by completing the TC-1 form.