Occupational Education (MEd)

Degree Overview

The graduate program in occupational education is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in technology education or vocational education and want increased awareness and knowledge of current issues and trends in occupational education. The program develops an individual’s professional competencies in relation to their career goals in education and provides advanced study of the principles and practices of educational research.

The MEd in Occupational Education Program consists of 36 credits to be completed in a suggested sequence within six years. The course sequence has been designed to ensure quality and provide flexibility to serve the variety of student interests and professional needs. A program advisor assists each student with the planned sequence, and advises the selection electives (12 semester hours) to meet individual goals and interests.

Requirements and Curriculum

Occ Ed Non-Licensure

Program Prerequisite

  • Standard certification or vocational teacher approval

Program at a Glance

Admissions

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee
  • An essay, no more than one page in length, in response to one of the following questions:
    • Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
    • What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
    • Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode.
      • Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
      • What did you do in that particular situation?
      • How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?
      • How do you feel about the situation now?
      • What would you change, if anything?

Delivery

Online and on-campus courses offered in the evenings. Courses can also be taken at extended campus locations.

Total Credits

36 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 3 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Program Highlights

Accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DOE). Affiliated with the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include but are not limited to: Vocational Technical Instructor, Co-Operative Education Coordinator, Vocational Program Director or Coordinator.

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