Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

The College of Agriculture offesr the Master of Science in Vocational Education, emphasizing Agricultural Education and Home Economics Education. This advanced degree program is designed to prepare candidates for leadership positions in vocational education in such areas as: administration, curriculum, teacher education, research, and vocational guidance.

In addition, programs are offered for: 1) the professional certification for supervision and coordination of vocational education, and certification for vocational school principal, 2) Rank II classification for Kentucky teachers through the Planned Fifth-Year Program, 3) Rank I classification for Kentucky teachers, and 4) initial teacher certification.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Vocational Education Masters Program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning. An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and 3.0 on all graduate work is required.

All applicants for admission to degree programs in the Graduate School must submit official scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Master's in Vocational Education

The focus of the master's degree program in vocational education is the further development of competencies needed as a teacher. However, provisions are made to accommodate a wide variety of individuals from diverse settings such as administration, curriculum, corporate or military training, or cooperative extension.

The master's degree in vocational education requires 24 graduate course hours for a Plan A thesis option and 30 hours for the Plan B non-thesis option. Half of the total hours must be taken in AED courses, of which at least 3/4 must be at the 600-700 level. A minimum of half of the total hours must be at the 600-700 level.

Teachers seeking a Standard Certificate must meet the above criteria and the university's approved certification program requirements which specify work in professional education and course work related to the individual's teaching specialty. (Certification requirements are available from the Director of Graduate Studies.)

Doctor of Education in Vocational Education

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Vocational Education is not presently accepting new applicants.

Certification

For information concerning certification, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

GRADUATE COURSES

AED 501 PRACTICUM IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 501) (1-12)

AED 535 PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 535) (3)

AED 580 METHODS OF TEACHING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION I (SAME AS HEE 580) (3)

AED 586 METHODS IN TEACHING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION II (SAME AS HEE 586) (3)

AED 590 PROBLEMS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 590) (3)

AED 670 ADVANCED METHODS IN TEACHING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 670) (3)

AED 671 YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 671) (3)

AED 678 SELECTING TEACHING MATERIALS (SAME AS HEE 678) (3)

AED 679 ADULT EDUCATION IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 679) (3)

AED 684 CURRENT TRENDS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 684) (3)

AED 686 EVALUATION IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 686) (3)

AED 693 SUPERVISION IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 693) (3)

AED 694 THE ADMINISTRATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 694/EDA 694) (3)

AED 695 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 695) (3)

AED 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (SAME AS HEE 748) (0)

AED 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (SAME AS HEE 768) (1-6)

AED 779 SEMINAR IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 779) (1-3)

AED 789 INDEPENDENT WORK IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 789) (1-3)

AED 799 RESEARCH IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (SAME AS HEE 799) (1-3)

EDV 516 PROBLEMS OF THE COORDINATOR IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (2-3)

EDV 517 DETERMINING TEACHING CONTENT IN MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION (2-3)

EDV 528 TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION (2-3)

EDV 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

EDV 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

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