Career, Technical Education and Training BS (UW-Stout)
Since 1918, UW-Stout has been a pioneer in preparing quality instructors for career, technical education and training (CTET). Recognized nationally and internationally, this program attracts students from across the country and around the world. This program prepares teachers for post-high school settings such as junior colleges, public and private technical colleges, and industrial training programs. Graduates train and retrain adult workers in the critical skills needed in today's rapidly changing world.
Growth in public and private vocational-technical schools, post-secondary training, and vocational and avocational adult higher education has produced a corresponding need for qualified CTET teachers. Graduates with both a degree and related work experience are in particular demand. The course work in training and human resource development also serves as appropriate credentials for positions as trainers in business and industry, an area that is rapidly expanding because of changing technology.
If your goal is to be a trainer in business or industry, then UW-Stout's CTET program provides many opportunities unavailable in other technical teacher education programs. Included in the curriculum is all the course work needed for industrial training. Rather than student teaching in a school setting, the student serves an internship in an industry training program. Those who teach will generally earn a salary above the usual beginning salary because they receive credit for their previous work experience.
Graduates have gone on to teach in such diverse subject areas as automotive technology, laser technology, diesel technology, building construction, food service, machine technology, optometric assistant, drafting, dental assistant and many more. With 4,000 hours of work experience, graduates can be certified to teach in Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges. In addition, many opportunities exist to teach in private schools and in other states.
To ensure that its curricula meets the needs of students and the community they will serve, the CTET program works closely with its advisory committee, as well as private industry and technical institutions. The program is unique in its willingness to meet the special needs of students. The primary goal of the program is to ensure that the student is well qualified to enter the fields of education or industrial training.
Finally, UW-Stout has related graduate degrees for more advanced study, such as the MS or Ed.S in Career and Technical Education as well as the MS in Training and Development.
Total credits required for completion: 120
Admission will be based on multiple criteria including academic and personal achievements. Nonacademic qualifications can make a good applicant strong however; they will not make an academically weak applicant admissible. New freshman are likely to be admitted if they rank in the top 50% of their graduating class (a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater will only be used if your high school does not rank); OR receive a composite ACT score of 22 or greater (or SAT equivalent).
Transfer Students must forward official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to the Admissions Office. In order to be admitted in good standing, you must have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater. Education major applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or greater.