There's more than one path to the front of a classroom. Some people go straight from high school to college to a teaching career. For others, there are important stops along the way.
WMU's Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education is a degree for people who have found themselves in other careers, but have decided that they want to teach. The program, from WMU's College of Education and Human Development offers specializations for former military personnel and for people with bachelor's degrees in teachable subjects.
This online program requires only a few face-to-face meetings. Students create a custom track so they can meet career goals without taking a break from their current lifestyle. There are two specializations to take you to the next level.
Students may satisfy the requirements for Initial Teacher Certification with either of the program options.
Any retired military personnel or anyone holding a bachelor's degree in a teachable area should apply to the program.
This degree prepares students for work in the following areas:
There is a non-teaching track for this program that does not require any internship or field experience. So, it is possible that a student could complete the program online without doing any on-the-ground work. However, there is also a teaching track that requires a student teaching internship. Please complete the Activity Request Form at the time of enrollment for this course.
Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 46 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.