The Career & Technical Center Teaching, the second of two areas of emphasis, serves professionals looking to expand knowledge and teach in career and technical centers. While the certification courses are designed for those employed by West Virginia career and technical centers, the master’s degree is applicable to the field of adult education in and around West Virginia. Students are drawn from various backgrounds.
Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/programs/how-to-apply-for-admission/. In addition to Marshall University’s requirements for admission, admission to the Career & Technical Center Teaching emphasis is open only to students in good academic standing who have received a four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, have a minimum undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and are employed as a career and technical center teaching in West Virginia.
A total of 33 credit hours are required for program completion for the Career and Technical Center Teaching area of emphasis. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Science degree in Adult & Continuing Education. Students must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (B) in order to graduate from the program. During their final semester, students must prepare an academic portfolio in the Capstone course.
It is recommended that students take the capstone course by itself; however, upon approval by their advisor, students may take it with one other non-core course. The capstone may not be taken with a core course.
Plan of Study
The Plan of Study is a student’s “blueprint” for completing graduation requirements. A Plan of Study will be sent to the student upon admission to the program. Changes in required courses and the choice of any elective courses must be approved and signed by the advisor on the official copy of the Plan of Study.
Dr. Jessica Hanna – Advisor for Career & Technical Center Teaching
Program Coordinator (South Charleston Campus)
Phone: (304) 749-8935
Ms. Tammy Jones – Administrative Secretary Sr.
Phone: (304) 746-2514