Wayne State University

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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

What we do!  

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.

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Calendar of Events

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College of Education High Five Literacy Program
September 20 2014
College of Education
College of Education High Five Literacy Program LOOKING FOR HELP IN READING AND WRITING FOR YOUR CHILDREN? The High Five Literacy Program at Wayne State University is open to students in grades 1-8.  The program will provide FREE tutoring in reading and writing skills on Wednesdays from October 2014 through April 2015.  Tutors are graduate students completing a master’s program in reading under the supervision of faculty in the Reading, Language, and Literature Program.   To Enroll in the High Five Literacy Program Download application:  http://coe.wayne.edu/ted/reading/tutoring_program.php   Attendance in the program on a regular basis will benefit both your child and the tutor.    Two (2) or more absences will result in your child being withdrawn for the program.  It is the parent or guardians responsibility to call and report absences.        APPLICANTS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE WITH THE STARTING DATE.  Due to overwhelming responses, we will be unable to contact each parent of applicants.  The program can accommodate a limited number of students, therefore, students will be selected on a first-come, first serve basis.  Students who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list until the next opening is available for the 2014-2015 school years.  Applicants must reapply each school year.   Where is Program Located? Sessions will be held at Wayne State University’s (Downtown Detroit Location) College of Education.  Transportation to and from tutoring sessions is the responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian.   Parking is available in Parking Structure No. 2, located on Anthony Wayne Drive, for $7.00.  There is often metered street parking available as well   The dates for the program are as follows: Beginning October 2014 – April 2015 Times 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IF YOUR CHILD IS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM!  
Apply NOW for GO-GIRL Winter 2015 Session
September 20 2014
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Applications for the Winter 2015 class of Gaining Options - Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) are now available GO-GIRL is an 10 week Saturday enrichment program for seventh grade girls offered by the College of Education at Wayne State University.  The GO-GIRL curriculum is aligned with national and state standards for middle school mathematics.  During the program, girls engage in collaborative and cooperative learning, working in research teams with mentors from the Wayne State University College of Education.  The program integrates mathematics with social science research methods in a single-sex, technology-rich environment.  As part of the GO-GIRL program, students design a survey, collect, analyze and present their findings. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the University campus and participate in field trips. Potential participants must complete an application and submit a recommendation from their teacher or other adult who knows the student. Applications are available on the GO-GIRL Website:gogirls@wayne.edu For more information contact Dr. Sally Roberts at gogirl@wayne.edu.  
Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) Workshop
September 27 2014 at 9:00 AM
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WSU College of Education and the Wayne State Writing Project are offering students a preparation workshop for the Writing section of the PRE, Over 3 sessions, students will review test criteria, engage in writing simulations, experience writing groups, and receive 1:1 feedback from a writing coach. Whether you are preparing to apply to Level 2 in the College of Education or are nervious about the PRE, we can help!  
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Contact Us

Geralyn E. Stephens, Ed.D.
Program Coordinator
Room 273 Education
313/577-4091 (Fax)