PSU Technical Teacher Education
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.
A variety of degree programs are offered through the Technical Teacher Education department. Courses are offered as mediated (online), hybrid, and face-to-face during a five-year rotation schedule allowing teachers to complete a certificate or degree as a working professional. Face-to-face classes meet on Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. three times within the semester. Hybrid courses meet two weekends within the semester, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, with some online components. Technical Teacher Education courses are available in Pittsburg, Salina, and Kansas City.
Degrees programs available include:
- Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education (Private Sector or Public Sector options)
- Master of Science in Career and Technical Education with four options – Family & Consumer Science, College Teaching, Technology Education, and Technical Teacher Education
- Career and Technical Education Certificate
- Career and Technical Education Administrator Certificate
Courses within this program are mapped out for five years, so teachers can easily plan their schedules.
Career and Technical Education Certificate Information
- For the Technical Education Certificate application please contact one of the following individuals at the Kansas State Department of Education Teacher Licensure and Accreditation:
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Links
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.