Career, Technical Education and Training


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The Career, Technical Education and Training (CTET) program prepares educators 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.

High School Preparation

The CTET student is often a graduate of a technical college, who, after working several years, has decided to become a certified teacher or trainer.


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

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $64,000
100% employed in 2011–2012

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

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Courses include:

  • Principles of CTET
  • Methods of Teaching CTET
  • Course Construction for CTET
  • Performance Analysis
  • Adult Education



See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Preservice Workshop for Career and Technical Educators
Introduction to the basic concepts of teaching courses in Wisconsin career and technical education.

Principles of Career and Technical Education
Philosophy, organization and administration of career and technical education, nationwide, in Wisconsin and on the local level.

Foundations of Health Sciences Occupations Education
The philosophy, organization and administration of health science occupations education at the national, state and local level; includes current topics in health science occupations education with application for personnel in the field.

Careers in Health Care
Investigation of health care delivery system, services, occupations, and related health services, and the health sciences career clusters.

Competency-Based Education: Career and Technical
Competencies for career, technical and adult education programs and courses. Development of competency-based education performance indicators in all domains, a competency-based education management system, and basis for competency- based education evaluation.

Technology Impacts Occupational Programs
Presentation of latest technology in communications, manufacturing, construction, and/or transportation which involve concepts from math, science and computer science.

Cooperative Occupational Education Programs
Philosophy, organization, coordination and teaching techniques or cooperative education programs in the various career and technical areas. Roles, responsibilities and duties of the cooperative teacher coordinator.

Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education
Competency-based and individualized approach to methods of teaching career and technical education.

Course Construction for Career and Technical Educators
Competency-based and individualized approach to principles of course construction for career and technical educators.

Adult Education
Philosophy and history of adult education in the United States. Techniques for teaching adults: psychological factors, methods, adult interests and characteristics.


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

Matthew Simoneau, Program Director
424 McCalmont Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-1600

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