Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
    Feb 28, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career and Technical Education (BAS.CTE)

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We are no longer accepting applications for this program. 
We will close out the program when the currently matriculated students complete their degrees.

This Bachelor's degree completion program is offered to candidates who have met the entrance requirements below. Prospective candidates working at any of Vermont's Career and Technical Education Centers can work with the Outreach and Professional Development Coordinator with the Vermont Career and Technical Education Director's Association and the Director of Career and Technical Teacher Education Program at Vermont Technical College to establish their readiness for the program.

Upon matriculation, students will (a) complete Castleton's General Education requirements, (b) take the courses listed below, which are designed to address critical areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and instructional pedagogy, and (c) culminate their work with a 6-credit Capstone project designed to allow them to exhibit their knowledge of the program's course content and their ability to apply the skills gained over the course of their three-year CTE and subsequent Castleton experiences.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Castleton and 122 credits overall to earn a bachelor's degree.

In keeping with the established standards of teacher preparation at Castleton University, students completing the Bachelor of Applied Science in Career and Technical Education will demonstrate their:

  • appreciation for the importance of diverse populations;
  • adaptation to emerging social, economic, and demographic patterns;
  • skill in the use of technological tools to promote teaching and learning;
  • use of data to make informed pedagogical decisions; and
  • skill in critical thinking.
  • knowledge and skills in the content area of his or her endorsement(s);
  • understanding of how individuals learn and grow;
  • recognition of multiple influences on students and schools: such as cultural, social, political, and economic factors;
  • ability to implement, adapt, and revise, and, when necessary, create curriculum based on standards, knowledge of subject matter, and individual student needs and interests.
  • ability to create a classroom climate that encourages respect for self and others;
  • continued professional growth through a variety of approaches to improve professional practice; and
  • ability to integrate current technologies in instruction, assessment, and evaluation.

Entrance Requirements

1. Hold approved associates degree in occupational specialty field or complete a minimum of 60 credits through workshops, coursework and APL.

2. Complete the 24-credit CTE Teacher Prep Program earning the required ROPA approved credits.

  • EDU 2051, 2052, 2061, and 2062- Teaching Methods I and II – 12 cr
  • EDU 2115 -Issues and Trends in Technical Education- 3 cr
  • EDU 2135 -Instruction for Students with Special Needs- 3 cr
  • EDU 2710- Capstone – 1 cr
  • EDU 2802- Education Externship – 1 cr
  • EDU 3550- Technology in the Classroom – 1 cr
  • PSY 2110-Educational Psychology- 3 cr

3. Pass the state-approved teacher preparation exam as part of the Teacher Prep Program at CTE.

4. Candidates must be recommended for Level I license when the Teacher Prep Program is completed and be offered a contract for the next school year to continue in the program at Castleton.

5. Complete the application process for the Career and Technical Education completion program at Castleton.

To earn the degree at Castleton:

Remaining credits

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Castleton and 122 credits overall.  Remaining credits may be earned by completion of unmet General Education requirements (see below) and/or completing these Education courses:


Completing the university's Gen Ed requirements

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For those wishing to enter the Career and Technical Education (BAS.CTE) program, the General Education requirements can be met in a variety of ways:

  • A number of the General Education requirements may have been satisfied if the prospective student has earned an associates degree from a Vermont State College.
  • Some General Education requirements may have been satisfied through coursework completed as a part of the first 60 credits earned (workshops, coursework, Assessment of Prior Learning).
  • Prospective students who have met all entrance requirements for this degree program can take the Castleton courses in CTE and courses designed to meet the remaining General Education requirements simultaneously.

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