VED 501 Foundations of Occupational Education 3 cr CT 531 Supervision of Human Relations in Occupational Training 3 cr VED 632 Curriculum Assessment and Research Applications in Occupational Training 3 cr VED 633 Occupational Program Planning, Development and Evaluation 3 cr VED 634 Administration of Occupational Training 3 cr VED 635 Practicum in Occupational Training Administration 3 crIn addition, students in the Vocational Program Management option must complete:
EDUC 608 Educational Administration 3 cr EDUC 611 School Finance 3 cr EDUC 612 School Law 3 cr EDUC 642 School Communications and Public Relations 2 crThe required course work in this option is designed to fulfill course work requirements for Idaho Vocational Administrator Certification. It also covers the competencies recommended for these professionals by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Students in the Industrial Training Management option must prepare an approved program of elective courses that support and strengthen their occupational specialty and career plans.
All students will complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. A thesis or masters paper is optional. All candidates completing a thesis will orally defend the thesis but will not complete written or oral exams. All others will be required to pass a comprehensive written and oral exam.
Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in an approved area of occupational education may be required to complete VTE 502, Occupational Analysis and Course Construction, and either VED 555 or CT 557, Methods of Teaching Adults or provide documentation to show competence in the specific course material.
To meet the needs of employed students, the courses required in this program are made available in the evening both on campus and off campus. See Department of Education for M.Ed. requirements for the Home Economics emphasis area.