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Vocational Teacher Preparation, M.S.Ed.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

August 28, 2017

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


Use your work experience to teach the next generation of professionals. This program will prepare you to teach your occupational specialty in school, college and industry settings.

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What you will study: 

Work closely with faculty to devise an education path that best suits your interests and experience level. Students with a baccalaureate degree with a major in one of the following areas may apply for graduate study in Vocational Teacher Preparation: Agriculture, Business and Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Careers, Technical Subjects, or Trade Subjects.

  • VTP 505 - Vocational Education Practica, credit: 2
  • VTP 507 - Foundations of Vocational Education, credit: 3
  • VTP 509 - Vocational Curriculum Development, credit: 3
  • VTP 512 - Methods of Teaching Vocational Subjects, credit: 3

Read full curriculum options in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

At SUNY Oswego, we strive to prepare every candidate to live a life characterized by high moral character, and to experience a satisfying and rewarding career.
Dr. Pamela Michel, Dean

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Learning outcomes: 

Students are eligible to earn professional New York State teacher certification in several occupational subject areas. This program also prepares students for other professional roles not requiring certification.

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School of Education at SUNY Oswego is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all of our initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
GPA of at least 3.0
MAT or GRE scores
VTP essay
Occupational Competency exam
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee