Career and Technical Education

Ball State University

M.A. Online
20322 USD/year
7380 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education (CTE), offered by the Department of Technology, is 100 percent online. This degree program is a good choice for those with a bachelor's degree who are interested in Career and Technical Education (formerly known as Vocational Education).The degree is 30 credit hours, and no thesis is required. Courses are offered year round.


This 30-credit hour master's degree offers the flexibility and convenience of being 100 percent online. Plus, the quality of learning is enhanced by small classes led by innovators in online education from the Department of Technology. The degree includes a master's thesis option to provide rigorous preparation for those planning on future doctoral studies. You can take a single course in this degree program, or complete the entire degree.

This degree program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. While the degree does not include teacher licensure, it may still help you meet your particular licensing needs within your state. Please consult your state/provincial teacher licensing office as needed

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Career and Technical Student Organizations (3 credit hours)

  • Strategies and Materials for Career and Technical Related Content

  • Principles and Philosophy of Career and Technical Education

  • Coordinating and Conducting Cooperative Education Programs

  • Occupational Safety and Health

  • Research in Technical Education

  • Curriculum Evaluation in Technical Education

  • Statistical Methods in Education and Psychological Research

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  • Fully structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by its regional accrediting association. Review transcript submitting guidelines before applying.
  • either a cumulative baccalaureate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of your baccalaureate
  • to meet departmental admissions criteria

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    7380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 USD per year and a duration of  .


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Career and Technical Education
Ball State University