Career and Technical Education (CTE)
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Career and Technical Education (CTE) plays a major role in responding to the charge of educating youth today. By recognizing the rapidly changing role of teachers in a global economy and a technological world, we are continually working towards providing competent teachers in many occupational areas. The economic, social and technological needs of Michigan for the 21th century will be dramatically different from those that have existed for the past several decades.
Even with the charges imposed by the No Child Left Behind legislation which focuses upon ever increasing academic benchmarks, we in CTE realize in order to maximize the efforts of academic teachers, research indicates that education must place "learning" objectives within a real environment rather than insisting that students first learn in the abstract what they will be expected to apply to span the chasm between school and the work place. In the CTE program in the College of Education at Wayne State University, we are producing teachers to reach these aspirations.
In Michigan, Career and Technical education is designed as part of Michigan's career preparation system to provide learners with experiences, knowledge, and skills that will prepare them to choose and obtain employment upon high school completion. Our goal at Wayne State University is to directly assist the Office of Career and Technical Education-Michigan Department of Education, in the attainment their department goal - "To develop a system that produces a workforce with the required skills to maintain and enhance the Michigan economy." We are all united in that we wish that each graduate of a vocational program received a world-class education that prepares them for higher education and their first job in today's competitive market.
At Wayne State University, our goal is to produce Career and Technical education teachers who will work to develop instructional delivery systems to assist secondary students become literate individuals, healthy and fit people, responsible family members, productive workers, involved citizens, and self-directed, lifelong learners.
The Career and Technical Education program is intended for pre-service and teachers in secondary and community colleges who will assume leadership in the classroom and the school. We offer a program towards Teacher Certification, both Bachelor's and a Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT), in many occupational areas. We also offer a Master's of Education (MED) program in Career and Technical Education. To provide the busy teaching professional with options, many of the courses in the MED program can be taken online.
- Carolyn Shields, dean of Wayne State University’s College of Education, and Southfield Public Schools Superintendent Wanda Cook-Robinson joined Craig Fahle
- Carolyn Shields, Dean of College of Education - In The News at Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Observer & Eccentric, 4/11; Detroit News, 4/12
- College of Education student Christine Center selected as student speaker for the May graduation ceremony at Ford Field
- High Five Literacy Program Registration
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- Rouge Forum 2013
- May 19 2013College of EducationHere is a link to the conference schedule, including descriptions of keynote and featured speakers along with the names, titles and descriptions of breakout sessions: http://rougeforumconference.wordpress.com.The Rouge Forum is an education activist group which has its roots in Detroit and Wayne State University. It brings together academic presentations and panel discussions, performances, community building, and cultural events. This conference will center on such questions as: Overall, what do we need to know and what do we need to do to overcome corporate education reform in our classrooms? In what ways are our classrooms, schools, universities, unions, etc. occupied by capitalism, racism, and inequality? And what do these occupations demand from us pedagogically? What are the obstacles that must be overcome to achieve democratic education? What can we learn from Wisconsin 2011, the Occupy Movement, and the Chicago Teacher’s Strike to make us smarter and stronger in our struggle against corporate education reform? How do we educate to liberate ourselves from the impact of capitalism on our schools? How do we push back against the corporate influence in our classrooms and communities? How do we occupy our classrooms, schools, universities, unions and communities in an effort to create education that is in the public interest and the best interest of our students? For more information, email Greg Queen at email@example.com Feel free to share this email with colleagues and other interested parties.
- 3rd Annual Wayne State University College of Education Conference
- February 5 2014 at 4:30 PMMcGregor Center3rd Annual Wayne State University College of Education Conference on "Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Education: Research Symposium and Educational Dialogue" Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Friday, February 7, 2014 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:30 pm. Reception/Keynote Speaker Thursday, February 6, 2014 8:00 a.m. McGregor Memorial Conference Center Friday, February 7, 2014 8:00 a.m. McGregor Memorial Conference Center This annual conference provides attendees with the opportunity to explore and discuss cutting-edge scholarly research and practices related to "the urbanization of poverty" and its impact on the education of children. It brings together scholars, practioners, and community members with a commitment to improving the education of children living in poverty. For more information please visit: coe.wayne.edu Sponsorship opportunities Full Conference Fee includes Wednesday evening reception, breakfast and lunch on Thursday and breakfast on Friday. Single Day Rate includes Days events. Questions can be directed to Office of the Dean at (313) 577-1620 or via email at education firstname.lastname@example.org Lodging available at The Inn On Ferry Street
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