B.S.Ed. in Career & Technical Education

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Education in Career and Technical Education.

Dr. Elizabeth Diamond
Ritter Hall 360
215-204-6559
ediamond@temple.edu

The Bachelor of Science in Education in Career and Technical Education (B.S.ED. in CTE) is designed to prepare students who expect to teach career and technical education subjects in grades 7-12 and at the 2-year college level in public and private schools. Subject area content (occupational competency assessment credit for industry experience) and professional education content are combined with general education content (university curriculum) in order to provide the student with a general education, a field of specialization, and professional training. Moreover, the curriculum aims to combine these elements in such proportions as to give students the balanced perspective of the relation that industrial education bears to education as a whole.

For both the B.S.ED. in Career and Technical Education degree as well as career and technical certification, there is an occupational experience and an occupational competency testing requirement which must be met. The student must pass an occupational competency assessment (or the equivalent) and have completed four years of occupational wage-earning experience (or 8,000 hours) beyond the time needed to learn the occupation.

The B.S.ED. in Career and Technical Education program consists of a total of 123 credits, of which sixty (60) of those credits may be used to secure a Career and Technical Instructional I and Career and Technical Instructional II certification. In addition, the student can also be awarded 24 credits for passing an Occupational Competency Assessment.

  1. The total number of credit hours at graduation may be greater for some students based on initial placement exams, transfer evaluations, individual curricular choices, and academic progress.
  2. Certain courses fulfill multiple requirements. In consultation with the advisor, students will be able to plan their curriculum more effectively.
  3. Students must fulfill the necessary prerequisites for any given course or course sequence. See the Prerequisites and Co-requisites Policy in the university-wide Academic Policies section in this Bulletin.

Summary of Requirements

University Curriculum

  1. All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  2. All students must take 6 s.h. of college level math and 6 s.h. of English composition and literature and pass the required state tests to be certified.
  3. All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are EDUC 2296 and MGSE 3796.

Major Requirements

AOD 1166Interpersonal Processes through the Life Span3
CTE 3372Project-based Learning for Today's CTE3
CTE 4324Industry-Based Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning3
CTE 4331Industry-Based Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning3
EDUC 1017Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators4
or MATH 1021 College Algebra
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice (WI)3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12)3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners3
SGM 3501Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking3
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 4109Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings3
Total Credit Hours46

Program Requirements

CTE 3101Principles of Career and Technical Education3
CTE 3102Teaching Strategies in Career and Technical Education3
CTE 3103Curriculum in Career and Technical Education3
CTE 4315Credit by Examination24
CTE 4416Professionalism, Evaluation, and Assessment in Secondary Education3
EDUC 4788Student Teaching in Secondary Education/Career Technical Education3
HDCE 2304Families and the Community3
SPED 4105Assessment in Special Education3
Total Credit Hours45
Minimum Hours Required for Graduation123

Note: Matriculated students with work experience who have completed 90 s.h. of acceptable coursework may arrange through a credit by exam process for up to 24 s.h. to be recorded toward their degree.

Suggested Academic Plan

B.S.ED. in Career & Technical Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education and Human Development policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances on the College of Education and Human Development web site.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]14
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course (GQ)14
GenEd Breadth Course13
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators23
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]13
GenEd Breadth Course13
GenEd Breadth Course13
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
Select one of the following:4
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators 
College Algebra 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course13
GenEd Breadth Course13
GenEd Breadth Course13
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education23
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
AOD 1166Interpersonal Processes through the Life Span3
SGM 3501Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking3
CTE 4315Credit by Examination4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners23
SPED 4105Assessment in Special Education3
CTE 3103Curriculum in Career and Technical Education3
CTE 4324Industry-Based Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning33
CTE 4315Credit by Examination4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
CTE 3101Principles of Career and Technical Education3
CTE 3372Project-based Learning for Today's CTE3
CTE 4331Industry-Based Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning33
CTE 4315Credit by Examination4
CTE 4416Professionalism, Evaluation, and Assessment in Secondary Education3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) [WI]3
HDCE 2304Families and the Community3
CTE 3102Teaching Strategies in Career and Technical Education3
SPED 4109Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings3
CTE 4315Credit by Examination4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
CTE 4315Credit by Examination8
EDUC 4788Student Teaching in Secondary Education/Career Technical Education3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 123