Career and Technical Education

Master of Education

About This Program

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Education in Career and Technical Education program is to provide opportunities for teachers currently practicing in Career/Technical High Schools 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 changed the name of this certificate to: Skilled and Technical Sciences Teacher.

Program Competencies

The College of Education has 14 Program Competencies derived from the Delaware Professional Teaching Standards and the College of Education Conceptual Framework. Candidates for the M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to:

  1. Create learning experiences that make content meaningful to students and reflect an understanding of the core concepts and structure of education.
  2. Provide learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of students based on an understanding of adolescent development and learning.
  3. Adapt instruction for diverse learners based on an understanding of how students differ.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.
  5. Create a learning environment that fosters active engagement, self-motivation, and positive interaction by understanding individual and group behavior.
  6. Design instruction based upon knowledge of the disciplines, students, the community, and Delaware's content standards to demonstrate knowledge of instructional planning.
  7. Apply a variety of instructional approaches that promote student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.
  8. Use multiple assessment strategies for the continuous development of students.
  9. Pursue opportunities to improve teaching and thereby enhance professional growth.
  10. Collaborate with colleagues, parents/guardians, and members of the business community to support student learning and well-being and demonstrate knowledge of the role of the school in the community.
  11. Use educational technology as an instructional and management tool.
  12. Understand and maintain standards of professional conduct guided by legal and ethical principles.
  13. Demonstrate dispositions expected of beginning teachers.
  14. Obtain and retain successful employment in the profession of education.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.