Workforce Education Programs at UNLV

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

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 12-credit 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 pursue Nevada CTE endorsement. 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 concentration in CTPE

This 30-credit concentration in Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) aims for current and prospective career and technical educators in secondary and postsecondary settings. Preparation focuses on instructional and curricular decision-making processes and teaching methods. Courses are offered in evenings, weekends, and online. Apply for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Subplan 1 Professional Studies Track and select Career and Technical and Postsecondary Education as your concentration.

Program of Study

Teaching and Learning Core (6 Credits)
EDW768 Grantsmanship in Education and another course approved by your advisor.

Concentration Courses (24 Credits)
EDW 763 Readings in Postsecondary Education, Workplace Learning and Performance, and Workforce Education Leadership
EDW 733 Workforce Education Curriculum and Program Development
EDW 539 Methods of Teaching in Workforce Education
EDW 575 Performance-Based Education
EDW 692 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in Career-Technical Education and Training Development
Choose EDW 571 Advising Career & Tech Student Organizations (CTSO) for secondary focus or EDW745 Theories of Adult Learning for postsecondary focus
EDW 748 Internship in Workforce Education
CIG 697 Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, with concentration in Workforce Education Leadership

This 30-credit concentration in workforce education leadership aims for current and future workforce education administrators in school and professional settings. Preparation focuses on policies and practice in workforce training, program evaluation, administration, management, and leadership development. Courses are offered in evenings, weekends, and online. Apply for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Subplan 1 Professional Studies Track and select Workforce Education Leadership as your concentration.

Program of Study

Teaching and Learning Core (6 Credits)
EDW768 Grantsmanship in Education and another course approved by your advisor.

Concentration Courses (24 Credits)
EDW 763 Readings in Postsecondary Education, Workplace Learning and Performance, and Workforce Education Leadership
EDW 742 Policies and Practices in Workforce Training and Development
EDW 732 Human Resource Management in WLP
EDW 719 Leadership in Workforce Education
EDW 765 Fiscal Management and Administration of Workforce Programs
EDW 692 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in Career-Technical Education and Training Development
EDW 749R Evaluation of Workforce Education Programs
EDW 771 Workforce Education Leadership Conference
CIG 697 Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience

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M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, with concentration in Professional Training and Development

This 30-credit concentration aims for current and future training and development specialists and managers who oversee workforce education and professional advancement in public and private settings. Courses are offered in evenings, weekends, and online. Apply for the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Subplan 1 Professional Studies Track and select Professional Training and Development as your concentration.

Program of Study

Teaching and Learning Core (6 Credits)
EDW 745 Theories of Adult Learning and another course approved by your advisor.

Concentration Courses (24 Credits)
EDW 733 Workforce Education Curriculum and Program Development
CIT 640 Introduction to Instructional Design
EDW 539 Methods of Teaching in Workforce Education
EDW 692 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in Career-Technical Education and Training Development
CIT 609 Designing for Learning Management Systems
CIT 642 Designing Serious Games for Learning
EDW 749R Evaluation of Workforce Education Programs
CIG 697 Curriculum and Instruction Culminating Experience

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M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, with concentration in CTPE

This 33-credit 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 concentration in CTPE

The 60-credit Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with concentration in Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) is designed to develop future leaders/educators to make evidence-based decisions related to planning, organizing, delivering and evaluating workforce education and development systems. 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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Admission Deadlines

Non-degree-seeking: Rolling admission; Watch out for course enrollment deadlines

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

Doctorate: Fall w/ GA application: Jan. 15 | Fall w/o GA application: May 1st | Spring: Oct. 1 | Summer: Mar. 1

Questions?

Check program schedule for virtual information sessions with CTPE faculty!