Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation
College of Education and Educational Technology
Emphasis is on processes for making curriculum decisions and guiding others in developing and updating curriculum for career and technical education. Current occupational standards and societal needs, as well as state and federal regulations governing career and technical education, are used as a basis for curriculum decisions.
Curriculum management skills are developed and utilized to plan and organize career and technical educational curriculum. Focus is on practical curriculum decisions when they involve guiding other staff in curriculum development for career and technical education.
Basic concepts in supervision of career and technical education programs are reviewed. Human relations, communications, processes, decision making, helping conferences, and leadership strategies are emphasized. Students demonstrate ability to perform supervisory skills in an individualized manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.
Classroom instructional tasks performed by the career and technical educator are studies, including procedures, materials, and learning and instructional styles. Emphasis is on leadership strategies and processes to guide and assist other career and technical instructors. Skills are developed in an individualized, self-paced manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.
Emphasizes skills needed to provide leadership in supervision of faculty and staff. In consultation with his or her advisor, each student identifies areas that need enhancement in career and technical education settings. Skills are developed in an individualized, self-paced manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.
Develops skills to communicate career and technical school policies and activities effectively with staff, students, and community. Includes study of student recruitment for career and technical programs and maintenance/expansion/utilization of school facilities. In consultation with his or her advisor, each student will identify those areas that need further refinement. The student will develop and perform each requisite skill in an individualized, self-paced manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.
Provides a broad overview of educational leadership in secondary public school settings, including leadership styles; staff selection, evaluation, and supervision; and team building. Also includes principles of curriculum development, instructional scheduling, and instructional technology, teaching skills, and learning theories.
Provides a broad overview of current issues faced by school and district leaders, including the need to effectively communicate with parents, staff, students, community leaders, and community members from diverse backgrounds. Also includes principles of schools as organizations, the nature of administrative work, leadership and the change process, and current issues facing schools.
Provides an understanding of the current legal and legislative issues that exist in the implementation of career and technical education.
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