Career and Technical Center Teaching

Program Description

The West Virginia Career and Technical Center Teaching Certification Program, the second of two areas of emphasis, is restricted to currently employed teachers in a CTE Concentration/ Endorsement program area in one of the comprehensive high schools, career tech centers, or multi-county 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 and continuing education in and around West Virginia. Students are drawn from various backgrounds.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website: In addition to Marshall University’s requirements for admission, admission to the Career and 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.

Program Requirements

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 and 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.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Feon Smith-Branch
Program Coordinator (Huntington Campus)
Phone: 304-696-2381

Dr. Jessica Hanna
Program Coordinator (South Charleston Campus)
Phone: 304-746-8935

Ms. Tammy Jones – Administrative Secretary Sr.
Phone: 304-746-2514

Huntington Campus
Education Building Room 220
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304-696-3131

South Charleston Campus
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-746-1992