Career and Technical Education BS

This program, with traditional or online learning options, prepares those with vocational and technical backgrounds to teach occupational skills in high schools, trade schools, community colleges, agricultural and technical colleges, adult continuing education programs, the armed forces and industry.

Overview

Six bachelor of science concentrations meet initial New York State certification to teach agriculture, business and marketing, health careers, family and consumer sciences, technical subjects and trade subjects — while preparing you for the state-administered teacher education examination.

Our program allows you to get involved in community service projects, work with faculty on applied projects or take online classes if they best accommodate your schedule.

Tracks

Agricultural Education Grades 7-12

The agricultural education major is designed for full-time and part-time students. The curriculum accommodates agricultural specialists from industry with several years of appropriate agriculture experience and transfer students with associate in applied science (AAS) or associate of occupational studies (AOS) degrees in appropriate agricultural majors, such as a major or equivalent in agriculture, including such coursework as animal science, plant science, horticulture, aquaculture, entomology, soil science, agricultural engineering and similar areas of study normally offered by recognized schools of agriculture.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Grades 7-12

The family and consumer sciences education major presents students with a specialty in related occupations with a curriculum to provide the opportunity to become a certified family and consumer science subject teacher.  The specialty may be verified by an associate degree and related experience or by related experience and successful completion of an appropriate occupational competency exam.

Health Career Education Grades 7-12

The health careers education major is designed for students with a health careers specialization. The curriculum accommodates health career specialists who have appropriate work experience and an associate degree, certificate or diploma required by state law in their respective health occupations specialty area.

Technical Education Grades 7-12

The technical education major provides full-time and part-time students with a curriculum that accommodates technical specialists from industry with several years of appropriate industrial experience, and transfer students with associate in applied science (AAS) or associate of occupational studies (AOS) degrees in appropriate technical specializations.

Trade Education Grades 7-12

The trade education major offers full-time and part-time students a curriculum accommodate trade specialists from industry with several years of appropriate industrial experience, and transfer students with associate in applied science (AAS) or associate of occupational studies (AOS) degrees in appropriate trade specializations.

A Revitalized School of Education

Recently, SUNY Oswego has brought all six departments of the School of Education into a rejuvenated 21st century home complete with cutting-edge facility designs and equipment for teachers of the future.

Career Opportunities

  • High school teaching
  • Community college teaching
  • Armed services education
  • Business training

(Community service with the Mentor-Scholar Program) has involved me with the Oswego community. It has helped my personal growth and it has really taught me a lot.

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.

Field Placements

Are an integral part of our teacher education programs. It is a time for candidates to participate in a breadth and depth of hands-on school and community-based experiences.

Mentor Scholar Program

Through the Mentor Scholar Program undergraduate students are trained to mentor students in local school districts and can earn course credit while impacting their community and gaining valuable professional skills for your future career.

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