CTE is an individualized, research-intensive program intended for students with prior professional experience and education. The CTE master’s program, which accepts only a small number of students each year, aims to prepare students to serve as educational leaders in a variety of contexts as well as paving the way to further graduate study.
The program was designed for individuals with experience in schools or other educational settings (e.g. museums, community-based organizations, etc.) who are interested in furthering their ability to work at the intersection of theory and practice around issues of teaching, learning, curriculum, teacher education, and school reform. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop an individualized program of study that reflects the student’s particular interests. Students also have the opportunity to develop specializations around particular subject matters (English, literacy, mathematics, science, or history), although please note that only a small number of CTE faculty accept MA students each year. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the CTE master's program will NOT admit students. Please check back in July 2023 for updates on the 2024-2025 academic year.
Students have ample opportunity to take courses both across the Graduate School of Education and the university at large. In addition to coursework, students conduct a final project that will allow them to focus in depth on a particular area of interest.
Please note: The MA program in CTE is not designed to lead to teacher certification. Those interested in teacher preparation should consider the STEP program.