Career and Technical Education

The emphasis of the career and technical education program is to prepare certified teachers in career and technical fields to work at high schools and post secondary institutions such as trade academies, career and technical centers, and industrial training centers.

This online program integrates professional education and technical field experiences that prepare students for mastery in the following competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Instructional planning and implementation
  • Classroom management
  • Assessment
  • Technical-vocational skill
  • Teaching skill

View the New Mexico Public Education Department's regulations for the above listed competencies.

Career and Technical educators must be certified in a technical field prior to enrolling in this program.

All instructors have a wealth of public school experience that blends theory and practice in providing positive student learning experiences.

All advisors are full-time faculty in their area of expertise. They check student progress using multiple methods to assess student work.

Methods courses focus on the individual and developmental needs of children and adults while integrating issues of exceptional students and students with disabilities.

The program incorporates use of technology in classroom instruction.

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Occupational Education
Available as a major only
New Mexico Licensure: 7-12


Ashley Ivins