Online Master of Education – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate

Elevate your impact on student success in the workforce by gaining advanced CTE administrative expertise.

10/17/22 Next Application Due Date
10/31/22 Start Classes

Program Overview


Learn what our online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate can do for you

$13,475* Total Tuition
16 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

Designed to be flexible for working professionals, the EWU online Master of Education – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate degree strengthens your command of educational leadership roles to help you achieve a higher impact on positive outcomes in work-based learning environments.

Our 100 percent online M.Ed. coursework provides a practitioner-focused approach, led by respected faculty who are dedicated to student success. The rigorous online graduate CTE administrator curriculum prepares you to drive the planning, decision-making, communication, and change processes needed in today's schools and communities. You will become proficient in essential functions related to directing career and technical education programming, including instructional supervision, resource management, community collaboration and engagement, as well as budget and finance.

Gain real-world experience by completing an internship, create a portfolio of your work and take a comprehensive exam in lieu of a thesis. In just a few months, you can graduate with an advanced degree and qualifications you need to take wing as an influential leader in a variety of educational organizations.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

In this online M.Ed. program, you will:

  • support all facets of CTE programming at an organizational level;
  • apply supervisory strategies for instruction in CTE industry areas;
  • utilize effective organizational management strategies and scenarios for effective learning in CTE secondary education;
  • demonstrate mastery of best practices in educational leadership for work-based learning programs and environments.
  • support all facets of CTE programming at an organizational level;
  • apply supervisory strategies for instruction in CTE industry areas;
  • utilize effective organizational management strategies and scenarios for effective learning in CTE secondary education;
  • demonstrate mastery of best practices in educational leadership for work-based learning programs and environments.

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director
  • Assistant Director for Career and Technical Education
  • CTE Administrator or Teacher
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director
  • Assistant Director for Career and Technical Education
  • CTE Administrator or Teacher

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$13,475* Total Tuition
16 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The School of Education programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


Completing your degree and certificate at EWU is more affordable than you might expect

The online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate degree program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all students residing in and out of the state of Washington.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

Calendar


Be sure you’ve noted all the important dates and deadlines

The online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar to find the upcoming start date that’s best for you, along with corresponding deadlines for submitting documents, enrolling and paying tuition.

Now enrolling:

10/17/22 Next Application Deadline
10/31/22 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/14/229/17/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/26/2210/29/22
Winter I1/3/2312/16/2212/28/221/1/23
Winter II2/13/231/30/232/8/232/11/23
Spring I4/3/233/20/233/29/234/1/23
Spring II5/15/235/1/235/10/235/13/23
Summer I7/10/236/23/237/5/237/8/23

Now enrolling:

10/17/22 Next Application Deadline
10/31/22 Start Classes

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Admissions


How to apply to the online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate degree program

The admission process for the online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate is streamlined to help you get started sooner.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • CTE certification

Online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education Administrator with Administrator Certificate Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Official transcript from the college/university where degree was earned
  • Professional resume
  • CTE Certification and 3 years of paid industry experience in CTE OR Principal Certificate

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply. Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For information on certification in the state of Washington, please contact Jill Stinson, Certification Officer, at [email protected]. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page or contact Christi Wavada at [email protected].

If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the EWU School of Education’s webpage.

Document Submission Information

Please do not send transcripts directly to EWU, as this may delay processing your application. If you are ordering electronic transcripts, please select the CAS application as the recipient.

If you are ordering a mailed paper transcript, please have it sent to:

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9217
Watertown, MA 02471

Note: You will need to use the Transcript ID form (found in your GradCAS application portal) as part of your submission so that your transcript can be matched to your application.

Courses


View the course listing for your online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate degree program

In order to earn your online M.Ed. – Career and Technical Education with Administrator Certificate, you must complete 16 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 16 credit hours of core courses and 33 credit hours of specialization courses (including an internship).

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Issues such as federal aid, teachers' tenure, teachers' salaries, the political control of education, indoctrination versus education, religious and public education, school-district reorganization, the community-centered school and academic freedom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
A course designed to prepare career and technical education directors for the fiscal responsibilities of managing CTE programming at the middle school, high school, and skills center programs. Students will develop a five-year budget plan, determine CTE FTE and learn how to analyze various reports to ensure correct funding allocation. Students will be prepared to complete all budget and fiscal responsibilities assigned to a career and technical education director.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course is designed to support student development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support effective resource management of career and technical education resources. Resource management includes human, safety, equipment, technology, and materials management.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Course will provide a framework for candidates to develop partnerships with families, business partners and the community and create processes to implement program recommendations. Candidates will also create marketing plans and materials to advocate for CTE courses and opportunities for work-based learning. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the state and national standards regarding approval cycles, dual credit options, framework requirements and curriculum development.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The work of the teacher or supervisor in improving instruction.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focus on school leadership, developing with vision the knowledge and skills for strategically leading the planning, decision-making, communication, management, and change processes needed in 21st century schools and communities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to support student development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support effective career and technical education leadership. Course content will provide a framework for the acquisition of leadership theory and skills required to become a CTE administrator and meet Washington state competencies for the initial CTE administrator requirements.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Course content will provide a framework for candidates to begin the process of setting up and collecting portfolio evidence. This course is designed to support student development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support effective career and technical education leadership. This course provides a framework for the acquisition of leadership theory and skills required to become a CTE administrator and meet Washington state competencies for the initial CTE administrator requirements.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to support student development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support effective career and technical education leadership. Course content will provide a framework for the acquisition of leadership theory and skills required to become a CTE administrator and meet Washington state competencies for the initial CTE administrator requirements.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Course content will provide a framework for candidates to begin the process of setting up and collecting portfolio evidence. This course is designed to support student development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support effective career and technical education leadership. This course provides a framework for the acquisition of leadership theory and skills required to become a CTE administrator and meet Washington state competencies for the initial CTE administrator requirements.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to support student development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support effective career and technical education leadership. Course content will provide a framework for the acquisition of leadership theory and skills required to become a CTE administrator and meet Washington state competencies for the initial CTE administrator requirements.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is the last class in the internship and portfolio series where students display knowledge, skills, and abilities that support effective career and technical education leadership. Final submission of artifacts required for competencies that meet Washington state competencies for the initial CTE administrator requirements.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.

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