The new Masters in Career and Technical Education (MCTE) program is offered exclusively at Concordia University. The program provides a core of career and technical education (CTE) classes to train and support teachers seeking a masters degree. Candidates can take courses online or in the traditional classroom setting, and class schedules are designed around teacher work schedules and school district calendars.
The Goal of the MCTE
Concordia's MCTE program is designed specifically for professional technical teachers or prospective candidates whoseek a CTE teaching position at the high school or community college level.
Upon program completion, MCTEcandidates will demonstrate:
- The ability to effectively promote CTE programs and establish partnerships with businesses and the community.
- The ability to analyze and advocate for important CTE legislation.
- Knowledge and application of CTE program quality assurance assessment criteria established by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
- An understanding of leadership contributions made by all teachers related to their roles in the classroom, the school, the district and the profession.
- Skills in developing, implementing and assessing curricular and instructional plans that integrate disciplines, apply current educational research findings, encourage parental involvement, consider students' developmental levels, and exhibit sensitivity to individual student difference and cultural backgrounds.
- Skills in the application and integration of new technologies to enhance the teaching and learning processes.
- Skills in the design, implementation, and presentation of an action research project developed expressly to improve classroom instruction and student learning outcomes.
- An appreciation for the Christian perspective and its emphasis on service as a fundamental element of successful teaching and learning.
- The ability to effectively engage colleagues in an ongoing study of current best practices, relevant research and demographic data, and analyze their implications for school improvement.
- Techniques that support the development of positive school-community relations.
- Effective partnering with parents to assist school staff in achieving district and/or building goals.
- Collaborative development of a learning organization that meets the needs of students within the constraints of school, district, and community resources and priorities.
- Values, ethics, beliefs and attitudes that achieve the education goals of the state, district, and local school communities.
- A desire to continue professional and personal growth in the leadership of CTE.