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Welcome to Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program at Virginia Tech!


The Career and Technical Education Program at Virginia Tech prepares teachers, administrators, and teacher educators for the field of CTE. The program offers pre-service teacher education for the initial preparation of individuals to become a CTE teacher. It also provides advanced instruction to serve as professional development for practicing teachers. Finally, it offers a doctoral program for individuals who wish to become CTE teacher educators or college professors at a small college or university in one of the CTE seven program areas.

The program offers a masters degree with three tracks, pre-service teacher licensure, professional development and for provisionally licensed teachers. It also offers an Ed.S. degree and a doctoral degree.

Within each of the CTE degrees, students may choose to specialize in one or more of the following areas or to pursue general CTE studies:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Business and Information Technology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Marketing Education
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Trade and Industrial Education
Virginia Tech Graduate CTE Program ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News and World report 2012


CTE Teaching Licensure 

You can earn a teaching license in one or more of the CTE areas while completing a master's degree.

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Contact Information

The Career and Technical Education program is located in War Memorial Hall.



206 War Memorial Hall (0313) 
370 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061



Program Leader
Bill Price:

Administrative Assistant
Sherri B. Albert:



Bill Price: 540-231-7390

Sherri B. Albert: 540-231-5558