Program of Study for Director / Administrative Certification

Penn State's WFED Program is now offering the Director of CTE Administrative certification and M.Ed. degree option program of study in a blended format with on-line classes. Coursework for the Vocational Director's certification can be completed in two-years and the M.Ed. degree option can be completed in 2-3 years on-line.

Please contact Dr. Michael Harvey at or 814-863-0805 for more information.


Candidates for the Vocational Director Certificate must qualify for admission to the Graduate School of Penn State.

Candidates for the Vocational Director Certificate must meet relevant vocational education teaching experience requirements of Pennsylvania certification regulations:  Three (3) years for Vocational Administrative Director. Please refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Education information page for more information on eligibility requirements for Vocational Director Certification.

Candidates for the Vocational Director Certification must complete the Praxis series School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) - #6011 examination.

Vocational Director Certification Courses Leading to the M.Ed. or M.S. Degree

Course #

Course Name or Requirement

Credits

WFED 508

 Workforce Education Management

3

WFED 518

 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership/WFED

3

WFED 528

 Fiscal and Facilities Management

3

WFED 529

 Ethical Issues in WFED

3

WFED 538

 Administering Personnel Services

3

WFED 546
OR
WFED 560

 Work Based Education
                OR
 History and Philosophy of WFED


3

WFED 595B

 WFED Administrative Internship

1. Collaboration and Communication
2. Management and Leadership
3. Curriculum and Supervision

3

EDLDR  576

 The Law and Education

3

Total Credits Required for Certification

24

Master of Science Degree (In Addition to Vocational Director Certification Courses)

Course #

Course Name or Requirement

Credits

STAT 500
OR
WFED 540

 Applied Statistics (World Campus Only)
          OR
 Data Analysis

3

WFED 550

 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership/WFED

3

WFED 596

 Thesis or paper approved by advisor

3

Total Credits Required

9

Master of Education Degree (In Addition to Vocational Director Certification Courses)

Course #

Course Name or Requirement

Credits

STAT 500
OR
WFED 540

 Applied Statistics (World Campus Only)
          OR
 Data Analysis

3

 WFED 402

 Supervision in Workforce Education

3

WFED 596

Written Comprehensive Examination (taken at the end of the coursework)

3

 EDLDR 559

 Credit outside of WFED major.

*see other course alternatives in schedule

3

Total Credits Required

12