Master of Arts

Course Sequence

Fall-Year 1 (August - December)

ECT 6197: Enhancing Career and Technical Education Curriculum (3 credit hours)
This course explores the enhancement of career & technical education curriculum in areas such as broadening mission, goals & outcomes, integration with academics, work-based learning, contextual learning, appropriate technology & certifying student mastery. Open to majors & non-majors.

ECT 6661: Trends and Issues in Career and Technical Education (3 credit hours) 
This course discusses historical influences and current trends and issues in career and technical education. Emphasis is placed on forces significantly shaping the course of career and technical education and its relationship with workforce development and academic education. Open to majors and non-majors.

Spring-Year 1 (January - April)

ECT 5386: Preparation and Development for Teaching (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to enrich students’ knowledge of issues related to the teaching profession by exploring the development of selected instructional materials, use of new educational media, performance evaluation instruments, and counseling techniques.

ECW 6205: Administration Of Local Programs: Vocational (3 credit hours)
Organization, personnel selection and assignment, and establishment of policies and procedures for local vocational programs within federal, state and local requirements.

Summer-Year 1 (May - July)

ECW 6695: School Community Relations (3 credit hours)*
This course explores maintaining positive relations between career and technical education programs and stakeholders, enhancing career and technical education image, interacting positively with customers, positive relations with businesses and marketing the program. Open to majors and non-majors.

Select one of the following: 

  • Students on Plan I: Elective Course at USF (3 credit hours)
  • Students on Plan III: Course in Psychological Foundations of Education (3 credit hours) 

Fall-Year 2 (August - December)

ECW 6696: Equity and Access in the New Economy (3 credit hours)
This course examines workplace/workforce education regarding equity and access issues of gender, race, class and age through reflective practice, research, dialogue, field experience, product development with implications for education, training, personal and systems change.

ECW 6206: Supervision Of Local Programs: Vocational Education (3 credit hours)*
A study of the factors involved in the supervision of instruction including plans for teacher education, improvement of instruction, coordination of activities, and personnel relations.

Spring-Year 2 (January - April)

ECT 6766: Emerging Workplace Competencies (3 credit hours) 
This course is an interactive exploration of emerging workplace competencies through research, analysis, and work-based experiences for the purpose of professional development and program improvement.

ECT 6767: Improving Career and Technical Education Programs (3 credit hours) 
The purpose of the course is to facilitate the development of essential understandings on the nature and use of action research strategies as a means to support improvement strategies involving data collection and analysis, and reporting skills.

Summer-Year 2 (May - July)

ECT 6948: Practicum in Industrial and Technical Education (3-6 credit hours) 
This course is a problem-centered field study in the local community, school, government, office, social agency, business, or industry that provides students with the opportunity to develop a portfolio of class projects and articulate their alignment with the four domains. 

ADE 6385: The Adult Learner (3 credit hours) 
This course is an investigation of the physiological and psychological changes in the adult life span and the implications these have for adult learning capabilities. Focus will be placed on the identification of principles of adult learning, differences between adults and youth as learners, and a review of research on adult learning.

Note: Planned program for those with National Board Certification can be 33 credit hours. 

During last semester of program: Apply for graduation and complete final portfolio.  Graduate August of year two with MA in Career & Technical Education

*These courses are required for Florida Local Director of Vocational Education Certification.

Total = 36 Semester Hours; 12 courses over two years, two courses per semester