Career and Technical Education MSEd

Use your work experience to teach the next generation of professionals. This program will prepare you to teach your occupational specialty in school, college and industry settings.

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply Anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option(s) Online

Cost Per Credit Hour $471

Credit Hours 30

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years


This program’s flexibility permits you to pursue an individualized career concentration in career and technical education. We analyze your educational and work experience to recommend the most appropriate program  for your educational career goals. You will work closely with faculty to devise an education path that best suits you.

Field Placements

An integral part of teacher education. Candidates will participate in school and community-based experiences that combine theory, methodology, and practice. 


You are eligible to earn professional New York State teacher certification in several occupational subject areas. This program also prepares you for other professional roles not requiring certification.

Career Opportunities

  • Middle and high school teacher
  • Career and technical education (BOCES) centers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Correctional institutions
  • Training centers
  • Private companies
  • Public institutions (such as Hospitals or county and local agencies)
  • Not-for-profits
  • Education and training supervisors: federal, state and local

What I took away from the Career and Technical Education master’s program was that the foundations and mechanics of quality education are the same in every classroom. The content and the location can change, but all educators work from the same basic principles.

Program Resources

NCATE Accredited

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and has demonstrated that it meets standards set by organizations representing the academic community.

Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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The Power of SUNY Tuition

Achieving your long-term career goals shouldn't come at the expense of your immediate financial security. Oswego offers low tuition compared to many private colleges. Never sacrificing quality for affordability, our graduate students are receiving a nationally accredited program that will translate into effective knowledge and opportunities.


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Admission Requirements

Official transcript

Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.

GPA of at least 3.0

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better is required for applicants. (Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 are welcome to apply, but should explain in the purpose statement what skills and experiences you will bring to the program or any special circumstances that affected your GPA.) If you have questions regarding your GPA, please speak to the department advisor for further information.

GRE scores

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for admission into the program. Acceptable scores are dependent on the course of study. Speak to your department advisor about what scores are acceptable to the program.

Occupational Competency Exam (Optional)

Prospective students seeking to teach in an area that differs from the undergraduate area of study will be required to take the OCE to demonstrate proficiency in the desired area of teaching. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department for guidance regarding the OCE prior to submitting an application.

Statement of purpose

In 500 words or less, describe your personal achievements relating to your academic interests, and detail your educational and professional objectives with reasoning for applying to SUNY Oswego. This statement will help the review team better understand and evaluate your application.


Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.

Two letters of recommendation

Indicate two names with valid email addresses. We will send an email request directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. 

Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.

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