The Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) Concentration prepares pre-service and/or in-service career and technical educators at all levels for their roles in the lifelong learning process. Professional preparation focuses on instructional and curricular decision-making processes required of contemporary classroom teachers, education specialists, or program leaders in secondary, postsecondary, and adult settings.
Nevada Business & Industry (B&I) Licensure Program
The State of Nevada Department of Education provides for special teaching licenses (7th grade through Adult) for individuals desiring to teach Career and Technical Education in the public schools. Endorsements range from Accounting to Criminal Justice to Medical Technician to Welding. UNLV, through the Career & Technical and Postsecondary program, offers the coursework required by the State for the B &I License.
Approved undergraduate level courses
EDWF 439 – General Methods of Teaching Workforce Education
EDCT 471 – Administration and Management of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
EDWF 475 – Career Development and Work-based Learning Strategies
EDWF 430 – Curriculum Development in Workforce Education
Approved graduate level courses
EDW 539 – Methods of Teaching in Workforce Education
EDW 571 – Advising Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
EDW 575 – Performance-Based Education
EDW 733 – Workforce Education Curriculum and Program Development
Enroll in these courses as a non-degree-seeking student or as a package in the Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education
Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education
The Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education is ideal for those who have specific occupation knowledge and skills and would like to seek professional advancement in the field of career and technical education; or those who require professional knowledge courses for Nevada CTE certification. The Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education combines career and technical education teaching methodology with practical knowledge of curriculum development and techniques for advising student organizations.
ME.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
The Master’s Concentration in Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education in the Subplan 1 Professional Studies Track is designed to support and encourage working students through flexible course scheduling offered evenings, weekends and online.
M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction
This master’s degree plan aims to prepare research-oriented educators and includes the selection of a thesis committee and completion of a thesis.
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in CTPE
The Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) emphasis area has a research and professional leadership degree. CTPE is designed to develop future leaders/educators who will make well-informed, theory-based, research supported, and data driven decisions related to planning, organizing, delivering and evaluating the many components and systems connecting education, work, and economic development. Program graduates typically seek research and teaching faculty positions in universities; administrative and policy positions in local, state and national education and other governmental agencies; instructional/curricular leadership positions within school districts; leadership and teaching positions in secondary, community and technical colleges, and training positions in a variety of adult education and training environments.
Dr. Howard Gordon, Professor and Program Coordinator
Nanette Meyer, Administrative Assistant IV