Career and Technical Education MSEd

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.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option(s) Main Campus, Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $462

Credit Hours 36

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years

Overview

This program’s flexibility permits you to pursue an individualized career concentration in career and technical education. We analyze your educational and work experience to recommend the most appropriate program  for your educational career goals. You will work closely with faculty to devise an education path that best suits you.

Programs/Tracks

  • Agricultural Education
  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Health Careers Education
  • Technical Education 
  • Trade Education

Curriculum

The 36-credit-hour curriculum you follow will depend on your baccalaureate degree and appropriate work experience.

Master of Science in Education

Field Placements

An integral part of teacher education. Candidates will participate in school and community-based experiences that combine theory, methodology, and practice. 

Outcomes

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

Career Opportunities

  • Middle and high school teacher
  • Career and technical education (BOCES) centers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Correctional institutions
  • Training centers
  • Private companies
  • Public institutions (such as Hospitals or county and local agencies)
  • Not-for-profits
  • Education and training supervisors: federal, state and local

What I took away from the Career and Technical Education master’s program was that the foundations and mechanics of quality education are the same in every classroom. The content and the location can change, but all educators work from the same basic principles.

Program Resources

NCATE Accredited

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and has demonstrated that it meets standards set by organizations representing the academic community.





Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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The Power of SUNY Tuition

Achieving your long-term career goals shouldn't come at the expense of your immediate financial security. Oswego offers low tuition compared to many private colleges. Never sacrificing quality for affordability, our graduate students are receiving a nationally accredited program that will translate into effective knowledge and opportunities.





$500,000

in total awards given every year to our graduate students

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Admission Requirements

Official transcript

Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.

GPA of at least 3.0

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better is required for applicants. (Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 are welcome to apply, but should explain in the purpose statement what skills and experiences you will bring to the program or any special circumstances that affected your GPA.) If you have questions regarding your GPA, please speak to the department advisor for further information.

MAT or GRE scores

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for admission into the program. Acceptable scores are dependent on course of study. Speak to your department advisor about what scores are acceptable to the program.

CTE essay

The career and technical education essay requires responses to multiple questions to ensure you are assigned an advisor who can effectively assist in acquiring your professional goals. You can find these questions within the graduation application. Explain your reasons for pursuing this degree, the area you wish to specialize in, and why.

Occupational Competency Exam

The Occupational Competency Exam demonstrates your knowledge on the specialized subject that you would like to teach. It is a multiple-choice assessment of your competencies in the theoretical aspects of the occupation and is a requirement for enrollment. Contact the CTE department to complete the Occupational Competency Exam.

Purpose statement

Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.

Resume

Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.

Two letters of recommendation

Indicate two names with valid email addresses. We will send an email request directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. (At least one of these recommendations must be from your school district.)

Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.

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