Bachelor of Arts in Career and Technical Studies

Admission to the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Career and Technical Studies (BCTS) is designed to provide candidates with significant occupational and teaching experience the opportunity to have that experience count as partial credit toward a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and five years of work experience and/or education directly related to each subject the candidate teaches.

In order to qualify for a Career and Technical Evaluation of Competency (CTEC) applicant must have at least three years of full-time work experience, at least 1500 clock hours of teaching experience.

Applicants must be admitted to the university and should take ECTS 3350. Introduction to Career and Technical Studies within the first academic year.

Requirements (60 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in Career and Technical Studies

(Program Code: CTEC)

Career and Technical Studies courses27-36
ECTS 3350Introduction to Career and Technical Studies3
ECTS 4350Trends and Issues in Career and Technical Programs3
ECTS 5010Principles and Methods for Teaching Designated Subjects3
ECTS 5020Instructional Support for Teaching Designated Subjects3
ECTS 5040Principles of Career and Technical Education3
ECTS 5080Organization and Structure of Career and Technical Programs3
ECTS 5180Field Work in Designated Subjects3
ECTS 5190Instructional Technology for Career and Technical Educators3
ECTS 5200Curriculum Development for Career and Technical Programs3
ECTS 5210Assessing Student Progress3
ECTS 5220Directing and Managing Occupational Programs3
ECTS 5230Learning Theory and Instructional Research3
ECTS 5410Topics in Career and technical Education3
Career and Technical Evaluation of Competency (CTEC)
The equivalent of up to 30 semester units of experience must be verified through written examinations, portfolios, personal interviews, demonstrations, and/or other appropriate means of documentation.30
Total Units60