Career and Technical Education
Master of Education
Option A - Certification Program
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 Available Online 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 Clinical Component (6 credits)
Plus 1 electives from Option B below (3 credits)
* These courses are required for Delaware C and T (Skilled and Technical Sciences) 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.
Option B - Instructional Program
MAS 7651 Adolescent Growth and Development
MAS 7652 Reading in the Content Areas
MCT 6402 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
MCT 6420 Clinical Component (6 credits)
MRD 7805 Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
Plus 3 electives from Option A courses (9 credits)
** Courses required for Delaware administrative certification (principal or assistant principal) Current regulations state that in order to qualify for a Delaware school administrator's endorsement, candidates must also have 3 credits in child, youth, or adolescent development at either the undergraduate or graduate level; a DE initial or continuing teaching license; and at least three years of relevant teaching experience.
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 for the Master of Education degree in Career and Technical Education must satisfy Delaware score requirements on all 3 sections of PRAXIS (core) (Reading, Writing and Math), or relevant exemption scores, prior to registering for the Clinical Component (MCT 6420). Composite scores are not accepted.
Candidates have two Clinical Component (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; will complete a student teaching Clinical Component. This will be coordinated through the Office of Clinical Studies.
Candidates who are currently certified to teach, or those wishing to complete the program for reasons other than to receive teaching certification, may elect to complete a Clinical Component (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 G.P A. 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.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.