Most graduates from the B.S. CTET program take jobs teaching in vocational, technical and adult settings both in colleges and industry. Others continue their education in UW-Stout's Master's Degree in Career and Technical Education program. Those who teach will generally earn a salary greater than the usual beginning salary because they receive credit for their previous work experience.

Graduates from 2015–16 reported beginning salaries averaging $62,000. These salaries are for an academic school year and usually do not include the summer months. Salaries for positions in other settings vary. The majority of program graduates have previously taught in the technical college system.

Education Careers

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 are able to be certified to teach in Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges. In addition, many opportunities exist to teach in private schools and in other states.

Industrial Training Careers

If your goal is to be a trainer in business or industry, then UW-Stout's B.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. For your internship you will serve in an industry-training program.


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