CTPE Programs

Nevada Business & Industry (B&I) Licensure CTE Endorcement

The State of Nevada Department of Education provides for special teaching licenses (7th grade through Adult) for individuals desiring to teach Career and Technical Education in the public schools. Endorsements range from Accounting to Criminal Justice to Medical Technician to Welding. UNLV, through the Career & Technical and Postsecondary program, offers the coursework required by the State for the B &I License.

Approved undergraduate level courses

  • EDWF 439 – General Methods of Teaching Workforce Education
  • EDCT 471 – Administration and Management of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
  • EDWF 475 – Career Development and Work-based Learning Strategies
  • EDWF 430 – Curriculum Development in Workforce Education

Enroll as an undergraduate non-degree-seeking student

Approved graduate level courses

  • EDW 539 – Methods of Teaching in Workforce Education
  • EDW 571 – Advising Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
  • EDW 575 – Performance-Based Education
  • EDW 733 – Workforce Education Curriculum and Program Development

Enroll as a graduate non-degree-seeking student or apply for the Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education

Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education

The Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education is ideal for those who have specific occupational knowledge and skills and would like to seek professional advancement in the field of education and training or those who require professional knowledge courses for Nevada CTE certification. The Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education combines career and technical education teaching methodology with practical knowledge of curriculum development and techniques for advising student organizations.

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis on CTPE

The master’s concentration in CTPE is in the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Subplan 1 Professional Studies Track and is designed for current and future CTE educators or industry training professionals who want to advance their professions and take on administration and leadership roles in secondary, postsecondary, and corporate settings. This program will help students advance their knowledge in curriculum/program development, evaluation, professional training, and leadership in workforce education and development. Courses are offered in evenings, weekends, and online.

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M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis on CTPE

This master’s degree plan aims to prepare educators and professionals who are in charge of data analysis, report generation, and policy implementation. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to conduct research, analyze data, and use scientific-evidence to inform decision-making. This plan includes the selection of a thesis committee and the completion of a thesis.

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Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis on CTPE

The Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) emphasis area has a research and professional leadership degree. CTPE is designed to develop future leaders/educators who will make well-informed, theory-based, research supported, and data driven decisions related to planning, organizing, delivering and evaluating the many components and systems connecting education, work, and economic development. Program graduates typically seek research and teaching faculty positions in universities; administrative and policy positions in local, state and national education and other governmental agencies; instructional/curricular leadership positions within school districts; leadership and teaching positions in secondary, community and technical colleges, and training positions in a variety of adult education and training environments.

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Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis on CTPE

The Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction is intended for professional educators who desire to extend and advance their studies in the theory and practice of education. The completion of this degree will enable individuals to become members of university faculties but particularly suited for positions as leaders in school districts and community agencies.

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Admission Deadlines

Non-degree-seeking: Rolling admission

Masters & Certificate: Fall: June 1 | Spring: Nov. 1 | Summer: Mar. 15

Doctorate: Rolling admission