Vocational Teacher Preparation Overview


FALL 2014 TESTS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MATRICULATED STUDENTS


The Department of Vocational Teacher Preparation (VTP) provides teacher education programs to prepare individuals to teach their occupational specialty in schools, colleges, industry and other settings where vocational/career and technical education is delivered. Common settings include comprehensive high schools, BOCES' career centers, correctional facilities, community colleges, and training centers in industry.

Students choose Oswego's department of VTP if they have education (30 semester hours or more) or extensive experience in their career field. Those wishing to teach Business and Marketing (all grades) may enter without experience or education as freshman at the Oswego main campus. The department offers courses Fall and Spring semester in 10 locations throughout New York and on-line; and summer at selected locations and on-line.

Programs range from an associates degree equivalent (68 sh) to a Masters of Science in Education (MSEd). Students' educational and work experience is analyzed, and the most appropriate program is recommended for students to reach their educational career goals. Students completing approved programs are eligible for an Oswego State recommendation for NYS certification.

VTP offers local certificates, bachelors degree and masters degree programs leading to both initial and professional teacher certification. The following majors are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level:

  • Agriculture
  • Business and Marketing
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (specific subjects only)
  • Health Careers
  • Technical, and Trade Education

Students completing a program will be prepared to teach their occupational specialty in the secondary, post-secondary or an industry setting.

To discuss our program with a faculty advisor, please set up a phone appointment at the following website:  vtp.youcanbook.me

Learn more about what a VTP program can do for you or learn about the requirements for an undergraduate degree or graduate degree programs by scheduling a phone appointment with our faculty advisor, Dr. Jan Woodworth at https://vtp.youcanbook.me/

Master of Science in Education

Have questions?  As each person's situation is unique, your best source of information is the Department of Vocational Teacher Preparation office. If you would like a phone appointment to talk about our program, please visit vtp.youcanbook.me to set up a phone appointment with Dr. Jan Woodworth. Please email us at vtp@oswego.edu to receive our supplemental application packet.