Course Descriptions

Career and Technical Education


MCT 6400
Educational Psychology
3 credits

This course will enable career and technical teachers to make decisions regarding appropriate instruction for students they serve. Students will learn the nature and use of measurement tools and evaluation in educational settings. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6401
Career and Technical Education Instructional Technology
3 credits

The focus of this course is to assist career and technical teachers in the application of technology to enhance student learning and increase student achievement. Course topics include spreadsheets, desktop publishing, multimedia, web design, and selection/use/evaluation of instructional software appropriate for a teacher's particular career program, using the Internet, and developing an understanding of how technology can change the learning environment and the roles of teacher and learner. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6402
Career and Technical Education Advanced Curriculum Design
3 credits

This course focuses on curriculum design for Career and Technical courses. Students will learn how to develop the sequence of teaching activities in Career and Technical courses as well as the content that should be taught to be state-of-the-art for the work-place. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6403
History and Regulations of Career and Technical Education
3 credits

This course explores the history, philosophy, and regulations of Career and Technical Education (CTE). Each of these areas will be examined to determine how and why CTE has developed into current practices. The historical context of philosophy and regulation will be used to foster an understanding of issues expected to impact the future of CTE. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies)


MCT 6404
Career and Technical Education Guidance Practices
3 credits

This course will emphasize the impact of career development theory and the relationship of career guidance and development to career-technical schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges. Job placement in community and school-based settings is also studied. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6405
Career and Technical Education: Community and Business Relations
3 credits

This course explores strategies for developing purposeful relationships among career and technical teachers, business representatives, and the community to ensure that the needs of the students and of the business community are being met. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6406
Career and Technical Education Assessment and Course Construction
3 credits

The purpose of this course is to assist career-technical teachers in learning how to develop their courses to meet the needs in the workplace , the needs of students and to satisfy curriculum standards as well as the Delaware content standards. An introduction to student organizations and to key safety practices will also be part of this course. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies)


MCT 6407
Career and Technical Student Organizations
3 credits

This course focuses on the history and importance of Career and Technical student organizations in the career and technical high schools. It will focus on building student leadership skills, presentation skills, and specific technical skills appropriate to the specific career program. Instruction will also include preparing students for the state and national skills events. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6410
Multicultural Education
3 credits

This course addresses the principles and practices for providing instruction in the multicultural classroom. Students will study the role of race and social class in the classroom as well as the impact of cultural learning styles and racial identity on learning. They will learn concepts and strategies for effective decision making, delivery of instruction, classroom management, and culturally responsive assessments. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6411
Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education I
3 credits

Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education I includes methods and demonstration of proficiency in teaching the particular career program of the teacher. Students are expected to develop materials, lesson plans, units, and structure in their courses. This course also addresses strategies that include helping students to develop problem-solving skills. Safety procedures will also be emphasized as an integral part of this course. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6412
Career and Technical Education Classroom Management
3 credits

Effective classroom management techniques are emphasized to maximize student achievement. Concepts in academic learning time and active instruction are stressed. Students will learn strategies for preventing discipline problems, including organizing the classroom effectively, maintaining on-task behavior, interacting positively with students, and developing rules and procedures for a positive learning environment. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6413
Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education II
3 credits

This course is geared to meeting the developmental learning needs of career and technical education students. The effective teaching skills evident in the DPAS system and the Delaware Professional Teaching Standards will be emphasized in this course. Multiple strategies will be considered for (1) planning and delivering lessons that make learning meaningful for students; (2) meeting the developmental and diverse learning needs of students; (3) creating an environment in the classroom conducive to learning; (4) assessing, analyzing, and reflecting upon teaching and student learning; (5) using technology to support learning; and (6) treating all students equitably in the classroom. Employability skills and developing integration projects will also be taught. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6414
Student Testing and Evaluation
3 credits

This course will assist career and technical education teachers in learning how to prepare, administer, and score classroom assessments that are aligned with curriculum and instruction. Attention will be given to the design of performance assessments that will align with project-focused learning targets common to career and technical education courses. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 (for all students who began their career and technical degree programs on or after September 1,2009. MED 6102 is the E-Folio System used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.)


MCT 6420
Clinical Component for Career and Technical Education Teachers
6 credits

OPTION 1 – Action Research/Problem Solving Project. The candidate will apply knowledge gained from previous career and technical education courses as well as from personal and professional experiences in the field to identify and solve a classroom, content area, or school-wide problem related to teaching and learning. Components of the project will vary depending on content area and degree level (B.S. or M.Ed.). The project must include, but is not limited to: a literature review; an analysis of student demographics, context and culture; an exploration of best practices; the development of appropriate lesson plans and assessments; an analysis of the project’s impact on student learning and other outcomes; information about possible legal and ethical issues; and a discussion of professional dispositions, conduct and development. Candidates will prepare an electronic presentation that describes the project and its outcomes for review/approval by the Program Chair. The presentation will be posted on the course website and in E-Folio** (EDC 100 or MCT 6102). Final grade for the course will be either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. OPTION 2 – Supervised Clinical Experience (Student Teaching). The candidate will engage in a 40-day (school days) clinical experience, co-supervised by a college mentor provided by the Office of Clinical Studies and a school-based mentor provided by the placement school (fully certified teacher, department chair, content area supervisor, or administrator). During this 40-day period the candidate will prepare lesson/activity/unit plans, carry out those plans, assess levels of student learning using approved College of Education (or school-mandated) formats and processes, and reflect on outcomes. The candidate will be observed at least six times during the placement using the DPAS II model or the observation/evaluation system required by the school. The same e-folio** student teaching components required for other College of Education teacher preparation programs are also required for this option (reflections on and evidence of achievement of Delaware’s teaching standards, etc.). Final grade for the course will be either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. *EDC 420/MCT 6420 is a dual-listed course and may be taken for either undergraduate or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments are required for students taking this course at the graduate level. ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE AND PASS ALL THREE SECTIONS OF PRAXIS I: (writing, reading & mathematics) BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE. This is a dual-listed course for undergraduate and/or graduate credit. Additional and differentiated assignments will be required for students taking this course at the graduate level. **All Career and Technical Education students must be registered for ED 102(undergraduate) or MED 6102 (graduate) which is the E-Folio System that is used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies

Prerequisite(s): EDU 102 (undergraduate) or MED 6102 (graduate); passing scores on all three sections of PRAXIS I; approval of the Program Chair.