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Center for Career and Technical Education
Department of Technological Studies
Bridgeman Hall 218-755-2998
Dr. James McCracken (Director; firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. David Kingsbury
In Career and Technical Education, theories and other philosophical approaches to education are taught in the context of practical experience. For example, students who wish to teach in the construction area will already have work experience in that area, and that experience is complemented with teaching methodologies. Career and Technical Education offers degree and non-degree licensures. State of Minnesota Career and Technical Education licensure requirements vary between secondary and post-secondary levels. Individuals should consult with an advisor to determine the specific requirements for their field.
Note: Students interested in teaching career and technical education who do not yet have work experience may consider a bachelor of science degree in Technology Education. (See the Technological Studies section in this catalog.)
The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education does not meet licensure requirements for secondary school teaching in technology education or business education.
Teacher licensure requirements vary significantly between secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education. There are many options and specializations, and appropriate subsequent courses to complete. Various methods of documenting related work experience may also be required. Given these conditions, individuals should consult with a faculty advisor to determine what requirements will need to be met.
See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.
Note: exceptions may be made based on work experience. Contact the Office of Admissions or the Career and Technical Education advisor.
Other Recommended Preparation
- Career and Technical Education
- Technology Education
- Work Experience
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor or endorsements that might strengthen or complement their major.
- Career Advisor
- Career and Technical Education Administrator
- Career and Technical Education Instructor
- Human Resource Development
- Industrial Technical Trainer
- Job Developer
- Sheltered Workshop Administrator
- Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning
- Technical Tutor
- Trade and Industry Instructor
- Also: Graduate Study
Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.