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Deliver the gift of knowledge and make a real difference by earning a master’s degree in Career & Technical Education from Athens State University!

The Master of Education in Career & Technical Education is offered 100% online and is designed to develop professional leadership skills and provide training for professionals in education and business. This specialized program will allow you to develop a more thorough understanding of adult learners, teaching trends, current issues in the field, and pedagogical practices.

The CTE master’s degree program provides an opportunity for further specialization through three program option areas:

  1. Curriculum and Instruction
  2.  Leadership
  3. Instructional Technology

This degree meets the requirements for Technical Educators who wish to pursue ALSDE Sixth-year Equivalent Technical Education Certificate under Option 2.

Now is the time to build on your success! Build the knowledge and skills needed to become a valuable resource for your school, business, or organization.

This program is delivered 100% online

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Why Choose Athens State University?

If you have existing college credit, Athens State is the perfect solution to finish what you started!

Personalized Support

Earn an online degree from an institution with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you get personalized attention and support all along the way

Incredible Value

As the university with the lowest cost of attendance of all public, state institutions in Alabama, you can rest assured that you are getting the best value for your investment

Completion College

As an upper-division institution, your goal is our goal – we focus on helping you finish what you started, advance your career, and meet your personal goals

Expert Faculty

Learn from the best and brightest – faculty members who know what knowledge and skills are needed to succeed in a competitive job market

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Athens State University was founded in 1822, making it the oldest continuously-operated institute of higher learning in the state of Alabama. Offering over 50 undergraduate majors and degree options, in addition to graduate programs, Athens State focuses on providing affordable, flexible, and high-quality options for all learners.

Athens State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Classes Begin:
May 18, 2020

Athens State University | Your University. Your Way.
300 N. Beaty Street | Athens, Alabama 35611
(256) 233-8100

Late Registration Ends:
May 26, 2020