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Career and Technical Education

Ball State University

12 months
20898 USD/year
20898 USD/year
7632 USD/year
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The Career and Technical Education program of Ball State University, offered by the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM), is 100-percent online. Requiring only 30 credit and no thesis, our flexible curriculum is offered year round and is designed to help you achieve your degree and professional goals as quickly as possible.


The Career and Technical Education program of Ball State University is a good choice for those with a bachelor's degree who are interested in career and technical education (formerly known as vocational education).

Our nation’s economy relies on the strength and skill of its workforce, and you are critical to training and empowering the next generation of technicians and specialists to achieve through skilled, in-demand careers.

But just as you push others to achieve, it’s time for you to take the next step. Our affordable, online master of arts (MA) degree offers eight tracks—including a customizable option—to tailor your degree.

Relevant, Flexible Courses

Expect flexible, supported online learning in small classes taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus classes in Ball State’s Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, our 30-credit program includes a master's thesis option to provide rigorous preparation for those planning on future doctoral studies.

You can take a single course or complete the entire CTE program of study. The master's degree does not automatically lead toward licensure; however, there are courses which may be used for teacher licensure in Indiana. Additionally, the degree can be pursued along with the Director of Career and Technical Education licensure pattern, for those who are interested in becoming a career center director. For out of state students, please consult your state/provincial teacher licensing office for details.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult and Community Education

  • Organizing Adult and Community Education Programs

  • Educational Leadership

  • Educational Finance and Ethics

  • Special Education Administration and Law

  • Philosophy, Organization, and Administration of CTE

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students can apply with two weeks before the start of the semester.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.
  • You must have earned a minimum of a 2.75 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.
  • Our program does not require you to take the GRE.
  • Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants.
  • Complete our online application.
  • Applications are $60 per program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20898 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20898 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20898 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7632 USD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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