Master of Education (MEd) in Career and Technical Education
Develop the Skills to Train the Next Generation of Workers
Apply By: 8/12/2022
Classes Start: 8/15/2022
About the Online MEd in Career and Technical Education Program
Career-focused, technical education is making a comeback: More than half of U.S. high school graduates believe they can find success with an education program that takes three years or less.* That’s why we need a new kind of educator — one who has mastered their trade through experience and knows how to pass that mastery on to the next generation of workers.
Athens State University’s online MEd in Career and Technical Education can transform you into the educator our workforce needs, equipping you with the technical, leadership, and training skills to pass your knowledge on to the next generation of professionals.
Rather than spend unnecessary time on the traditional learning theory taught in programs focused on K-12 teaching, our MEd in Career and Technical Education shows you how to specifically train adult learners in technical and hands-on jobs.
We’ll show you how to make the most of instructional technologies so you can craft engaging experiences for your students that ensure they develop the skills they need. Plus, our flexible online courses make it easy for you to earn your degree as you work, and there’s no GRE requirement.
Passionate prospective educators like you come to Athens State’s MEd in Career and Technical Education program because we know how to transform you from experienced professional to unforgettable technical teacher. How will you put your degree to work training America’s future workforce? We can’t wait to find out.
What You’ll Learn in the MEd in Career and Technical Education Program
Our online MEd in Career and Technical Education is not a typical teaching degree. It’s a practical, technical degree that will arm you with the research-backed strategies to train adult learners for technical careers. Throughout the 30-credit program, you’ll:
- Master training and development strategies geared toward adult learners
- Leverage the latest instructional technology to be a more effective educator
- Learn to conduct training analyses and make data-informed decisions
- Gain the advanced education that will boost your resume and give you an opportunity to move up in your career and grow your earning potential
Please note: While this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the intended program outcomes, it does not lead to licensure, certification, or endorsement.
Cost per credit for the online MEd in Career and Technical Education program is just $348 plus fees.
Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates among state universities in Alabama and Tennessee.
Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.
Support You Can Count On
83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*
The vast majority of faculty members at Athens State have extensive industry experience — or are currently still engaged in their field — and joined academia with the goal of sharing their expertise to help students succeed.
Our small class sizes — typically around 18 students — and highly engaged, accessible faculty provide a more personalized learning experience.
Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation.*
The MEd in Career and Technical Education is available online, so you can balance your coursework with your work and family responsibilities, studying where and when makes sense for you.
Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.
*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass
How to Apply
Students seeking admission to the MEd in Career and Technical Education must have:
- An earned bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
- A minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
Have questions about the eligibility of your transfer credits? Feel free to reach out to our admissions team at email@example.com or (256)233-8130.
Launch Your Technical Education Career
As the resurgence of career-focused, technical education continues, the need for new educators will grow. That’s why the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 5% growth in jobs within career and technical-focused education between 2020 and 2030. With an MEd in Career and Technical Education, you may be able to land jobs such as:
Median Annual Salary: About $57,000
Median Annual Salary: About $47,100
Workforce Development Manager
Median Annual Salary: About $67,900
Median Annual Salary: About $60,200
Median Annual Salary: About $46,900
*Salary figures provided by PayScale
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Best in the state for nontraditional students
Top 5% nationwide — “Top Ranked Education for Veterans”