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EDCT 5274 Internship in Business

While employed in a business occupation, the student completes an In-depth study of the firm's policies, practices, and procedures. Under the supervision of the employer and a Career and Technical Education professor, focuses on various aspects of the business. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

3H,3C

EDCT 5604 Foundations of Career and Technical Education

Focus on the history and development of career and technical education with emphasis on the philosophical bases of the field. The conduct and purposes of career and technical education under different philosophical orientations are compared. An overview of the organization and administration, the relationship of career and technical education to agencies both in and outside of education, and how economic conditions have impacted career and technical education are explored. Definition and development of a personal philosophy is required.

3H,3C – Offered Fall, Online Setting Only

EDCT 5614 Curriculum Development in CTE

Provides prospective career and technical education teachers with research bases, resources, and available curricula for teaching content in their respective fields. Develops the ability to plan, manage, develop, and evaluate curricula. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing in the CTE degree program.

3H,3C

EDCT 5624 Managing CTE Program

Responsibilities of the career abd technical education teacher regarding work-based program standards, student guidance, school and community relations, on-the-job training, youth organization sponsorship, work-based program coordination, and program management. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing Required

3H,3C

EDCT 5634 Curriculum and Instructional Processes in Career & Technical Education

Planning CTE courses and units of instruction to include industry competencies and academic standards of learning, performance objectives, and performance assessment. Pre: Graduate standing.

3H,3C

EDCT 5654 Strategies for Teaching Career and Technical Education

Focus on identifying the major instructional methods that are appropriate in career and technical education and identifying and resolving problems that emerge from these methods that can have a negative impact on the overall effectiveness of the teacher. Various methods to evaluate the teacher's instructional effectiveness are addressed. Graduate standing or two years of teaching experience required. 

3H,3C – Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

EDCT 5684 Advanced Curriculum Development & Program Mgmt in Career & Technical Educ

Integrative learning development in Career and Technical Education (CTE) through incorporation of classroom and extracurricular experiences. Strategies and best practice to ensure interdisciplinary CTE cultural relevance. Methods of facilitating teacher professional development. Student safety.

3H,3C Prerequisite(s): (EDCT 5614 OR EDCT 5634), EDCT 5624

EDCT 5714 Education and Work in a Changing Society

This course explores the major social, economic, and political issues and trends expected to have continuing impacts on career and technical education and the workforce. The current status and philosophies of career and technical education are evaluated relative to these changes. Alternative directions for the future are identified and analyzed, with emphasis on proactive rather than reactive strategies for educators. 

3H,3C – Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

EDCT 5754 Internship in Education

Student participation in a planned clinical experience under supervision of a university staff member in an appropriate work center. (Max 12C). Consent required.

Variable Max. 12H,12C – Offered Fall & Spring & Summer I & II, Field Placement Setting Only

EDCT 5764 Externship in Education

Problem-solving clinics for experienced career and technical education practitioners who are engaged part-time in graduate study while continuing in positions of leadership. Involves systemic analysis of current educational problems and evaluation of educational practice. 

Variable Max 12H,12 - Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Field Placement Setting Only

EDCT 5784 Graduate Seminar in Education

Selected topics in career and technical education related to curriculum development, special education, administration, research, and evaluation. 

Variable Max. 6H,6C - Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

EDCT 5894 Final Examination

3H,3C

EDCT 5904 Project and Report

Planned project supervised by a university supervisor. 

Variable Max 19H,19C - Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Outside Class Setting Only

EDCT 5954 Study Abroad

Variable Max. 19H,19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Field Placement Setting Only

EDCT 5964 Field Study

Planned program of activities in an education or business setting that is supervised by a university supervisor. 

Variable Max. 12H,12C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Field Placement Setting Only

EDCT 5974 Independent Study

Individualized plan of study concerning a unique topic of interest to a student.  Planned by student and assigned university supervisor. Conducted by student. 

Variable Max. 19 H, 19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Individualized, Independent Setting Only

EDCT 5984 Special Study

Variable Max. 19 H, 19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Individualized, Independent Setting Only

EDCT 5994 Research and Thesis

Individualized research study for a master’s student.  Planned cooperatively by student and master’s committee.  Conducted by student.  

Variable Max. 19 H,19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Individualized, Independent Setting Only

EDCT 6604 Administration and Leadership in Career and Technical Education

Administrative structure of career and technical education at the local, state, and national levels, and in business and industry; leadership for administrative planning, facilities and support services management, personnel management, supervision of instruction, professional development, and assessment in career and technical education.  

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Alternate years, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

EDCT 6614 Evaluation in Career and Technical Education

Study of the theory and application of evaluation to career and technical education. Major emphasis on the unique requirements of program, personnel and student evaluation as specified in Federal and State legislation and regulations. National and state evaluations of career and technical education are assessed. 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only

EDCT 6664 Policy Analysis for Education and Work

In depth treatment of the nature of policy and the policy-making process as they pertain to the workforce and to education, especially to career and technical education. Included are significant aspects of policy development at local, state, and federal levels; examination of the basic questions that are answered by policy decisions; appropriate organizations for formulation of policy; an examination of current policy pertaining to career and technical education at state and federal levels; and procedures for establishing policy. 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

EDCT 6944 Professional Seminar

Critical review, presentation, and discussion of current literature, research, and national reports in designated areas of education. (6C max. credit allowed toward program of study) Consent required. 

1H,6C – Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

EDCT 6984 - Special Study

Variable Max. 19H,19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I, Placement Setting Only

EDCT 7754 Internship in Education

Variable Max. 12H,12C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I, Placement Setting Only

EDCT 7964 Field Studies in Education

Planned advanced program of activities in an education or business setting that is supervised by a university supervisor. 

Variable Max. 12H,12C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I, Placement Setting Only

EDCT 7994 Research and Dissertation

Individualized research study for a doctoral student.  Planned cooperatively by student and doctoral  committee.  Conducted by student. 

Variable Max. 19H,19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Independent Setting Only