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UNE Announces New Online M.S.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
The University of New England (UNE) announces the launch of its master's in education in career and technical education. UNE is currently accepting students for admission to the program for the Spring 2013 term.
The new M.S.Ed. in career and technical education (CTE) degree boasts a renowned faculty, is offered completely online with no on-campus requirements, and can be completed in just over 18 months.
“Career and technical education is vital in creating the strong workforce needed to fill good-paying jobs that can restore the economic health of this country,” says Don Cannan, Ed.D., adjunct professor for UNE and director for the Maine Administrators of Career & Technical Education (MACTE). “While unemployment continues to plague our nation, there is an abundance of manufacturing jobs that continue to go unfilled because employers simply cannot find skilled workers to fill them.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that middle-skill jobs will account for approximately 45 percent of all job openings projected through 2014, while a study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce projects that by 2018, 4.7 million new workers with postsecondary certificates will be needed in the United States.
“With an increased demand for skilled workers, we are seeing an obvious need for trained, knowledgeable CTE educators that can adequately prepare these workers to join the workforce,” says Greg Kearsley, PhD, director of Online Graduate Programs in Education for UNE. “UNE is proud to offer this specialized degree to help advance the CTE field. Our program is tailored to practicing CTE instructors wanting to enhance their CTE knowledge and skills. The flexible online format allows students to participate on their own time, from anywhere, and facilitates collaborative relationships across the state, the country and even the world.”
The master of science in education in career and technical education online program is a 30-credit hour program, 15 of which are a core curriculum taken by all master’s degree candidates and 15 that concentrate on career and technical education. The focus of the curriculum is on improving instructional and curricular competencies, as well as the development of leadership skills.
The application deadline for the Spring 2013 term is November 30, 2012. Admissions requirements for the online M.S.Ed. in career and technical education include:
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
• Hold a valid teaching license or certificate and/or have documented access to a classroom
• Minimum of one year of professional education experience
• Submission of a personal goal statement
• Complete the online graduate application and submit a $40 nonrefundable application fee
For more information on UNE’s online Master of Science in Education in Career and Technical Education, visit http://info.une.edu/
The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts, with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses and unique study abroad opportunities. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the sciences, health, medicine and humanities; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maine’s only medical school. It is one of a handful of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission including medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing and an array of allied health professions. UNE's interprofessional education initiatives prepare future healthcare professionals to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care. Both graduate and undergraduate students engage in research and scholarship alongside dedicated faculty who are committed to their academic and professional success.