Career and Technical Education

Program Requirements

  • 33-34 semester hours, including a semester of full-time student teaching (15 weeks)

  • A culminating performance assessment (portfolio) endorsed for certification

With faculty advisor permission, a student may take a maximum of nine credits of course work at Temple University toward degree requirements prior to matriculation. Six graduate credits may be transferred into the program from another University provided they

  • are current within 5 years.
  • fit into the program requirements.
  • are approved by a faculty advisor.

To remain in good academic standing and graduate, a student must have

  • no more than 2 grades below B- or one F.
  • at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  • no incomplete grades.
  • continuous consecutive enrollment for four years from the semester of acceptance.

Note: A leave of absence form is required and there is a fee is for any semester not enrolled. The semester of a leave of absence counts toward the four-year time limit.

Students must meet all prerequisites for the CTE concentration to which they are applying. An advisor will explain course and program prerequisites for specialization in the Career and Technical Education concentration.

BCIT, Marketing, & Industrial Education


Program Courses
Courses Credit Hours

Introductory Courses (6 s.h.)


EDUC 5605: Models of Teaching     


EDUC 5402: Child and Adolescent Development


Pedagogy and Core Courses (18 s.h.)


SECE. 5471 Reading Problems


Pedagogy Course 1*   


Pedagogy Course 2*   


Pedagogy Course 2*   


TESL 5631: Foundations of Language Teaching*


SPED 5666: Inclusive School Practices


Student Teaching and Seminar (3/4 s.h.)


EDUC 5888 - Student Teaching and Seminar

  • BCITE/ME: 4 credits,
  • IE: 3 credits


Total (Post Baccalaureate, Certification Only)


Additional Courses for M. Ed. (6 s.h.)


EDUC 5255 - TCPK for Teachers (can be taken before student teaching)


EDUC 5409 - Research Methods and Induction Capstone (Must be taken after student teaching)


Total for Graduate Degree and Certification (See Note 1 below)


*Pedagogy Courses

Industrial Education

  • CTE 5401 Current Problems in Curriculum and Technical Education
  • CTE 5411 Evaluation and Assessment in CTE*
  • CTE 5426 Professionalism and Staff Development*

BCIT and Marketing

  • CTE 5669 (CTE 669) Project-Based Learning (See Note 2 below)
  • BSED 5513 (BE 513) Methods of Teaching
  • BSED 5514 (BE 514) Current Developments & Trends in BCITE or CTE 5401 Curriculum in CTE* or CTE 5426 Professionalism/Staff Development in CTE*

1. The PDE approved program for certification in CTE - Industrial Education encompasses both the Vocational Instructional and II certificates; therefore, the course requirements in this program are greater than for Temple's programs that award only the Instructional I certificate (i.e., 27 sh vs. 25 sh). Similarly, certification in BCIT and Marketing Education are K-12 certificates and require extra courses (i.e., 28 sh vs. 25 sh).

2. CTE courses are field-based (i.e., the content is applied with students in actual teaching situations).