Master of Education
This degree program is approved by the Delaware Department of Education.
THIS IS A DELAWARE LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WITH CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS. Students taking courses to satisfy certification requirements are personally responsible for verifying with the Delaware Department of Education (or the appropriate licensure/certification authority in another state) that such course work is applicable and acceptable. Students are also responsible for meeting all state-mandated testing requirements and/or teaching experience requirements, and for applying for credentials.
The purpose of the Master of Education in Career and Technical Education program is to provide opportunities for individuals to pursue professional development, Delaware certification*, and/or a master’s degree. Courses in the program will provide Career and Technical teachers with the necessary skills to be successful in the classroom.
*Note: The Delaware Department of Education certificate is now: Skilled and Technical Sciences Teacher.
Program competencies for this degree are identical to those currently in effect for the M.Ed. in Elementary Studies (K-6), with the exception of those competencies associated with practicum and student teaching courses. Program competencies and attributes are derived from the College of Education Conceptual Framework and the InTASC standards (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium), and are described in detail at the following links:
Qualifications for Degree
All candidates entering the program must register for MED 6102 during the first Block they wish to take courses. Candidates must successfully complete all courses in one of the two options (A or B). Once selected, deviation from the chosen Option must be approved by the Program Coordinator.
Candidates have two Capstone Project (MCT 6420) options. Candidates who are not currently certified to teach or are not employed in a teaching position who wish to obtain a teaching certification MAY complete a student teaching Clinical Component. This will be coordinated through the Office of Clinical Studies.
Candidates may also elect to complete a Capstone Project (MCT 6420) consisting of a project-based assignment.
Candidates for the Master of Education Degree in Career and Technical Education must successfully complete a minimum of 36 graduate-level credits, including the six-credit clinical component (MCT 6420), with a GPA of 3.00 or better. The College of Education sets the grade of “C” as the lowest grade that is acceptable in any required teacher preparation course. Courses with a grade of “C-” or lower must be repeated.
The program must be completed within five years. The College of Education at Wilmington University reserves the right to modify requirements to comply with any licensure/certification changes mandated by the Delaware State Department of Education.
MED 6102 E-Folio
MAS 7601 Education of Diverse Populations and Exceptional Children
MCT 6400 Educational Psychology
MCT 6401 Career and Technical Education Instructional Technology
MCT 6406 Career and Technical Education Assessment and Course Construction
MCT 6407 Career and Technical Student Organizations
MCT 6410 Multicultural Education
MCT 6411 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education I
MCT 6412 Career and Technical Education Classroom Management
MCT 6413 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education II
MCT 6420 Capstone Project for Career and Technical Education
The courses in Option A may be required for Delaware C and T (Skilled and Technical Sciences) certification. Each candidate should verify through the Department of Education, which courses are required for certification. A teacher who has already earned undergraduate credits for any of the required certification courses should select alternative courses from option B to complete the master's degree.
MCT 6420 - Delaware Skilled and Technical Sciences instructors are not required to student teach to be eligible for licensure. Therefore, the Capstone Project consists of a Directed Study Action/Research Project.
MAS 7603 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education
MAS 7701 Classroom Culture and Student Behavior
MAS 7651 Adolescent Growth and Development
MAS 7652 Reading in Content Areas
MCT 6402 Career and Technical Education Advanced Curriculum Design
MCT 6403 History and Regulations of Career and Technical Education
MCT 6404 Career and Technical Education Guidance Practices
MCT 6405 Career and Technical Education: Community and Business Relations