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Career and Technical Education - MS
The Master of Science in Career and Technical Education prepares students to pursue advancement in career and technical programs at the secondary and postsecondary level in teaching and administration, or to prepare technologists with advanced technical management skills to manage personnel training and facilities.

Program Requirements

For course lists and specific program requirements, please refer to the graduate catalog.
  • The first step is admission to MSU, see MSU admission requirements webpage. Please see the degree plan for specific courses for the option. Satisfy the following: 
  1. General admission to graduate study.
  2. Satisfy one of the following:
  • a. Minimum score of 700 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE and a minimum of 3.0 undergraduate grade point average in major field.
  • b. GRE (verbal & quantitative) X GPA = 2,100.

Degree requirements:

  1. Be unconditionally admitted to the program.
  2. Successfully complete and defend a thesis or pass both a written and oral comprehensive exit examination (passing grade for written examination is 70 percent).
  3. Must complete the required course work with a minimum graduate cumulative 3.0 GPA.
MS-CTE Industrial Education Concentration Curriculum Map
MS-CTE School Principal Concentration Curriculum Map

Career Opportunities

The Master of Science in Career and Technical Education is designed to prepare students for positions such as technology and CTE teacher, technical school principal, KCTCS faculty, KCTCS administrator, program coordinator, chair and dean.

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.