OTS - Career & Technical Education Teaching (MS)

Expand your experience.


This program is directed at practicing middle and secondary school teachers. It is designed for those teaching agricultural, business, marketing, consumer and family studies, technology education, health occupations, and trade and industrial education.

The curriculum expands teachers’ knowledge and skills and prepares them for further leadership roles in education. Courses enhance teachers’ knowledge of planning, curriculum and instructional delivery, and broadens their backgrounds in the knowledge areas they teach.


Your coursework will include:

  • 9 credit hours of course courses
  • 6-9 credit hours of research courses
  • 6 credit hours of courses in the Career & Technical Education Teaching concentration
  • 12 credit hours of elective courses

Please see the department's webpage for more details on curriculum for the Career & Technical Education Teaching concentration.

Admission Information

You can complete up to 12 graduate hours with a nondegree graduate application to ODU. All applicants to the Master of Science degree in Occupational and Technical Studies must meet university, college, and departmental requirements. In addition, you should have prior academic work associated with this area of study.

For details about admission, continuance, and other program requirements, please visit the department's web site.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Career & Technical Teaching Careers

  • Master Teacher
  • Curriculum and Instructional Planner
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Technical Specialist
  • Program Administrator

Calculating Cost

Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $464
Students living outside of Virginia $501
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $1160

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.