Program of Study

MA in CTE Portfolio


ECT 6948 – Practicum in CTE – Summer 2013

Section I. Professional Profile

Program of Study: Justin Erickson

Fall 2011

Course Title: ECT 6661 Trends & Issues in Career Tech Ed

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of CTE, including its purpose, history, and current trends: an emphasis is on forces significantly shaping the field of CTE and its relationship with workforce education and K-12 academic education.

Grade:  A

 Course Title: ECT 5386 Prep/Develop for Teaching

This course is designed to enrich students’ knowledge of issues related to the teaching profession. Students in this course examine a broad range of topics impacting the teaching profession, including: (a) teaching in face-to-face vs. online settings; (b) teacher knowledge and how it develops; (c) P-12 teacher preparation (d) teaching diverse learners; (e) the professional development of practicing teachers; (f) student-centered instructional practices; and (g) teaching adults as well as teaching in higher education.

Grade: A

 Spring 2012

Course Title: ECW 6695 School Community Relations

This course is designed to enrich knowledge of maintaining positive relations between career and technical education programs and stakeholders, enhancing CTE image, interacting positively with customers, positive relations with businesses and marketing the program.

Grade: A+

 Course Title: ECW 6205 Admin Local Program: Vocational

The purpose of the course as described in the course catalog is to help participants develop an understanding of key administrative practices and strategies including “organization, personnel selection and assignment, and establishment of policies and procedures for local program within federal, state, and local requirements.

Grade: A

Summer 2012

Course Title: ECT 6197 Enhancing Career & Tech Ed Curriculum

This course discusses curriculum development as well as trends and issues in CTE school reform at the K-12 and postsecondary education levels.

Grade: B

 Course Title: ECT 6766 Emerging Work Competencies

This course provides an interactive exploration of emerging workplace competencies through analysis, research, and work-based experiences for the purpose of professional development and program improvement. The goal of this course is to examine what skills are necessary for success in the 21st century workforce. It also explores whether entrants to the workforce, graduates of high school, graduates of two-year and four-year higher education institutions have the skills needed to be successful.

Grade: A

Fall 2012

 Course Title: ECW 6696 Equity & Access-New Economy

 The purpose of this course is to examine workplace/workforce education regarding equity and access issues of gender, race, class and age through reflective practice, research, dialogue, field experience, product development with implications for education, training, personal and systems change.

Grade: A

 Course Title:  EDG 6931 Improving CTE Programs

This course is about knowledge and skills associated with a process for identifying and prioritizing areas in need of attention, facilitating the selection of potential improvements and determining the merits of proposed changes using action research strategies in the context of career and technical education. This approach is supported by the body of literature on continuous improvement, Perkins III accountability guidelines, and action research appropriate to facilitating teacher-led improvement efforts in CTE programs.

Grade: B+

Spring 2013

Course Title: ECW 6206 Super Local Prog: Voc Ed

This course examines factors involved in the supervision of instruction, including plans for teacher education, improvement of instruction, coordination of activities, and personnel relations.

 Grade: A-

 Course Title: EDA 6192 Educational Leadership

This course provides an introduction to the ethical, social, and technical dimensions of contemporary educational leadership practice. The course is organized with the understanding that contemporary educational leaders are more than managers or technicians. School leaders not only have technical skills, but they are moral stewards and public intellectuals who reflect expansive and inclusive notions of who they are responsible to and for what they are accountable.

Grade: A

Summer 2012

Course Title: ECT 6948 Practicum: Industrial/Tech Ed

The Practicum in CTE is the capstone course in the MA in CTE program of study and a requirements for a graduation. The goals and outcomes of the Practicum in CTE represent the requirements for graduation in lieu of writing a master’s thesis. The development of a MA in CTE Portfolio including a report of the Capstone Project results should provide evidence of core understandings, knowledge, attitudes, and skills emphasized in the Master of Arts program in Career and Technical Education.

Grade: IN

Course Title:  ADE 6385 The Adult Learner

 This course focuses on the identification of principles and practices of adult learning as well as a review of research on adult learning. The course investigates the physiological, psychological, and psychosocial changes in the adult life span and the implications these changes have for adult learning.

Grade: IN

 GPA: 3.8








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