The Technical Teacher Education (TTED) program at Pittsburg State University (PSU), along with the Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education (KCCTE), strives to provide quality opportunities in the development and growth of competent Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers. The coursework is specifically geared toward assisting CTE teachers in acquiring their professional education skills and credentials.
The TTED program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technical Education (BSCTE), a Master of Science degree in Career and Technical Education (MSCTE), and a Technical Teacher Education certificate.
This program is designed for the following two types of students:
- persons who have completed a vocational-technical education program in an accredited public sector institution who have at least two years of work experience above the learner's level in one of the industrial or technical occupations taught in Kansas
- persons teaching or preparing to teach in Career and Technical Education programs
Some key components of this program include:
- Instruction is provided in multiple Kansas locations: Pittsburg, Salina, and Kansas City.
- Courses are offered in a weekend format or online to better accommodate full-time work schedules.
- Credit is offered towards certification or undergraduate and graduate degree fulfillment for past work experience.
- Courses are designed with an applied approach allowing students to take what they learn back to the classroom for immediate use.
- Opportunities for networking with other CTE teachers surface in the format of the courses.
- Coursework is designed to empower individuals entering the teaching profession from industry or enhance current teachers’ abilities to transfer personal expertise to their students.
- Coursework is offered to meet the requirements for a state of Kansas CTE certificate.
- Personal advisement is high priority among the faculty.