Betsy Orr
Program Coordinator
315 Peabody Hall
479-575-6430
borr@uark.edu

The program in Career and Technical Education offers a degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education for the preparation of teachers, supervisors, and administrators in career and technical education. Students must choose one of three concentrations, each of which leads to teacher licensure:

  • The concentration in Business Education offers on-campus students the chance to become effective educators and communicators as they learn to teach the latest computer technologies and subject matter focused on the core areas of business. The concentration provides rigorous and intellectually stimulating programs that offer students a broad variety of professional careers in business education and technology.
  • The concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education offers on-campus students the ability to learn critical and creative thinking skills through a variety of courses including parenting and human development; family studies; nutrition and foods; textiles and apparel production; and housing and design. The diverse curriculum offers studies that mirror real life, enabling students in this concentration to develop both personal and professional skills.
  • The concentration in Technology Education prepares students to teach technology, pre-engineering, or other technical subject matter at the high school, middle-level, or community college. Additionally, the program prepares students to enter mid-level technical/management careers in business and industry.

Admission to the B.S.E. in Career and Technical Education is competitive and admission will be determined by the Career and Education faculty based on the items listed with the concentration requirements.  Students seeking admission to the Career and Technical Education program at the University of Arkansas must be aware of the deadlines and admissions policies. These deadlines and limitations are designed to ensure that all students have a high quality experience.

The University of Arkansas program in career and technical education has been approved by the State Board for Career and Technical Education for the preparation of teachers, supervisors, and administrators in career and technical education.

Requirements for B.S.E. in Career and Technical Education with Business Education Concentration

Stage I: Pre-Admission

1. Obtain a GPA of 2.7 or better on UA coursework.
2. Complete technical courses with a grade of "C" or better.
3. Complete pre-education core courses with a grade of "C" or better.
4. Obtain a passing score on the Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core or ACT as defined by the Arkansas Department of Education.
5. Complete CATE 3103 during the fall semester of the sophomore year.

Stage II: Admission to the CATE Program

Admission to the Career and Technical Education (CATE) program occurs the semester after that the candidate has completed CATE 3103 Introduction to Professionalism (Fa).

The application process includes:

1. Submission of the application to teacher education through the university-wide Teacher Education Office (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) during spring semester of sophomore year. This includes:

  • Completing and passing the criminal background check
  • Passing the Praxis I core academic subjects test by meeting or exceeding the Arkansas Department of Education cut-off scores. This test should be taken upon completion of ENGL 1013, and required math for each CATE concentration area.

2. Submission of the CATE application.

3. Oral interview with CATE faculty.

4. Submission of writing sample.

*Note: Another background check will be required prior to graduation in order to be eligible for licensure.

Stage III: Requirements for Program Continuation

1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better.

2. Complete or present proof of registration for the Praxis II Content exam required by the Arkansas Department of Education Licensure area.

3.  All professional education courses must have a grade "C" or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence).

Admission Requirements for Internship Semester (Spring, Senior Year)

All students in the Career and Technology Education program must complete the following requirements before being admitted to the spring semester of their senior year.

General Requirements

  1. Students must complete the application to teacher education through the Teacher Education Office (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) during spring semester of sophomore year. This includes completing and passing the criminal background check, and also passing the Praxis I core academic subjects test by meeting or exceeding the Arkansas Department of Education cut-off scores. This test should be taken upon completion of ENGL 1013, and required math for each concentration.
  2. All professional education courses must have a grade of "C" or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken by as self-paced (correspondence) courses. CATE 3103, CATE 4013, CATE 4023, and CATE 4033 are fall-only courses. CATE 4052 and CATE 3103 are spring-only courses. All technical courses must be completed prior to the student teaching semester.
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA or 2.70 or better by the end of the fall semester, senior year. Students are not permitted to student teach if the GPA requirement is not met.
  4. Students must have passed Praxis II: Content Knowledge to be admitted to the spring semester, senior year.
  5. Candidate must complete a successful “internship admission interview” with Career and Technical Education faculty. Note these interviews are scheduled with all senior students during the fall semester.
  6. Satisfactorily complete the internship/student teaching experience at a school/district in Benton or Washington County that has been approved by the Field Experience Coordinator.

All students seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas are subject to a criminal background check. Background checks can take up to six months to process; therefore, students are advised to complete and submit the forms to the proper authorities at least six months in advance of graduation (or six months prior to applying for a teaching license). Arkansas will not grant a teaching license to anyone who has been convicted of a felony.

All CATE program courses must have a grade of “C” or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence) courses.  

I. University Core Requirements35
Required University Core for Business Education
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
II. Professional Education
CIED 3023Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)3
or CIED 4023 Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Settings (Su)
CIED 3033Classroom Learning Theory (Sp, Su, Fa)3
CIED 1013Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)3
CATE 3103Introduction to Professionalism (Fa)3
CATE 4013Teaching Strategies (Fa)3
CATE 4023Classroom Management (Fa)3
CATE 4033Assessment / Program Evaluation (Fa)3
CATE 4052Seminar Teaching Internship (Sp)2
CATE 406XTeaching Internship (Sp)12
III. Technical Requirements
ACCT 2013Accounting Principles (Sp, Su, Fa)3
BLAW 2013The Legal Environment of Business (Sp, Su, Fa)3
WCOB 2053Business Foundations (Sp, Su, Fa)3
WCOB 1033Data Analysis and Interpretation (Sp, Su, Fa)3
ISYS 1120Computer Competency Requirement (Sp, Su, Fa)0
or ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency (Sp, Su, Fa)
Any 3 Hour MKTG Course3
CATE 4803Problems in Career & Technical Education (Sp, Su, Fa) (Word Processing)3
COMM 1313Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3
MATH 1203College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (if required, see adviser)3
Electives (see adviser for course list) (3 hours must be upper level)23-26
Total Hours120

Career and Technical Education B.S.E. with Business Education Concentration
Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan in Career and Technical Education (teaching option) with a concentration in Business Education should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
ISYS 1120 Computer Competency Requirement (Sp, Su, Fa)0  
CIED 1013 Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)3  
Elective0-3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Fine Arts or Humanities1  3
U.S. History1  3
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)1  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Science with Lab14  
Fine Arts or Humanities13  
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Electives  9-10
Year Total: 13 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
WCOB 2053 Business Foundations (Sp, Su, Fa)
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
or CIED 4023 Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Settings (Su)
3  
CIED 3033 Classroom Learning Theory (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Upper Level Elective3  
Science with Lab14  
Any 3 Credit hour Marketing Course  3
CATE 4803 Problems in Career & Technical Education (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Electives  9
Year Total: 16 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CATE 3103 Introduction to Professionalism (Fa)3  
CATE 4013 Teaching Strategies (Fa)3  
CATE 4023 Classroom Management (Fa)3  
CATE 4033 Assessment / Program Evaluation (Fa)3  
Electives4  
CATE 4052 Seminar Teaching Internship (Sp)  2
CATE 406X Teaching Internship (Sp)  12
Year Total: 16 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Core areas must be completed as outlined in Catalog of Studies, see the University Core requirements.

Requirements for B.S.E. in Career and Technical Education with Family and Consumer Sciences Education Concentration

Stage I: Pre-Admission

1. Obtain a GPA of 2.7 or better on UA coursework.
2. Complete technical courses with a grade of "C" or better.
3. Complete pre-education core courses with a grade of "C" or better.
4. Obtain a passing score on the Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core or ACT as defined by the Arkansas Department of Education.
5. Complete CATE 3103 during the fall semester of the sophomore year.

Stage II: Admission to the CATE Program

Admission to the Career and Technical Education (CATE) program occurs the semester after that the candidate has completed CATE 3103 Introduction to Professionalism (Fa).

The application process includes:

1. Submission of the application to teacher education through the university-wide Teacher Education Office (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) during spring semester of sophomore year. This includes:

  • Completing and passing the criminal background check
  • Passing the Praxis I core academic subjects test by meeting or exceeding the Arkansas Department of Education cut-off scores. This test should be taken upon completion of ENGL 1013, and required math for each CATE concentration area.

2. Submission of the CATE application.

3. Oral interview with CATE faculty.

4. Submission of writing sample.

*Note: Another background check will be required prior to graduation in order to be eligible for licensure.

Stage III: Requirements for Program Continuation

1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better.

2. Complete or present proof of registration for the Praxis II Content exam required by the Arkansas Department of Education Licensure area.

3.  All professional education courses must have a grade "C" or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence).

Admission Requirements for Internship Semester (Spring, Senior Year)

All students in the Career and Technology Education program must complete the following requirements before being admitted to the spring semester of their senior year.

General Requirements

  1. Students must complete the application to teacher education through the Teacher Education Office (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) during spring semester of sophomore year. This includes completing and passing the criminal background check, and also passing the Praxis I core academic subjects test by meeting or exceeding the Arkansas Department of Education cut-off scores. This test should be taken upon completion of ENGL 1013, and required math for each concentration.
  2. All professional education courses must have a grade of "C" or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken by as self-paced (correspondence) courses. CATE 3103, CATE 4013, CATE 4023, and CATE 4033 are fall-only courses. CATE 4052 and CATE 3103 are spring-only courses. All technical courses must be completed prior to the student teaching semester.
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA or 2.70 or better by the end of the fall semester, senior year. Students are not permitted to student teach if the GPA requirement is not met.
  4. Students must have passed Praxis II: Content Knowledge to be admitted to the spring semester, senior year.
  5. Candidate must complete a successful “internship admission interview” with Career and Technical Education faculty. Note these interviews are scheduled with all senior students during the fall semester.
  6. Satisfactorily complete the internship/student teaching experience at a school/district in Benton or Washington County that has been approved by the Field Experience Coordinator.

All students seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas are subject to a criminal background check. Background checks can take up to six months to process; therefore, students are advised to complete and submit the forms to the proper authorities at least six months in advance of graduation (or six months prior to applying for a teaching license). Arkansas will not grant a teaching license to anyone who has been convicted of a felony.

In addition to the General Studies, the following courses are required for a concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

University Core Requirements for Concentration in Family and Consumer Science35
Required University Core
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Su, Fa)
Life Span Development (Sp, Fa)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
Professional Education Core
CIED 1013Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)3
CIED 1003Introduction to Technology in Education (Sp, Su, Fa)3
CIED 3023Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)3
or CIED 4023 Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Settings (Su)
CIED 3033Classroom Learning Theory (Sp, Su, Fa)3
CATE 3103Introduction to Professionalism (Fa)3
CATE 4013Teaching Strategies (Fa)3
CATE 4023Classroom Management (Fa)3
CATE 4033Assessment / Program Evaluation (Fa)3
CATE 4052Seminar Teaching Internship (Sp)2
CATE 406XTeaching Internship (Sp)12
Technical Requirements
AMPD 1023Introduction to Apparel Production (Sp, Fa)3
NUTR 1213Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)3
NUTR 2112
NUTR 2111L
Principles of Foods (Sp, Fa)
and Principles of Foods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
3
NUTR 2203Sports Nutrition (Sp)3
or NUTR 4243 Community Nutrition (Sp)
or NUTR 4223 Life Cycle Nutrition (Fa)
AMPD 2053Introduction to Textile Science (Sp, Fa)3
HESC 2403Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)3
HESC 2433Child Development (Sp, Fa)3
HESC 3423Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp)3
or CIED 3053 The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)
HESC 3443Families in Crisis (Fa)3
or SCWK 3233 Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice (Sp, Su, Fa)
or SCWK 4143 Addiction and the Family (Irregular)
HESC 3453Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)3
HESC 2483Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa)3
CATE 4803Problems in Career & Technical Education (Sp, Su, Fa) (Housing)3
SOCI 2043Marriage and the Family (Sp)3
Electives (Adviser Approved)8
Total Hours120

Career and Technical Education B.S.E.with Family and Consumer Sciences Education Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan in Career and Technical Education with a concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)3  
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 1073 Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1071L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Su, Fa)
   
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
U.S. History13  
HESC 1403 Life Span Development (Sp, Fa)3  
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)  3
AMPD 1023 Introduction to Apparel Production (Sp, Fa)  3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Science with Lab 1  4
Fine Arts or Humanities1  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 1013 Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)3  
CIED 1003 Introduction to Technology in Education (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
NUTR 2112 Principles of Foods (Sp, Fa)2  
NUTR 2111L Principles of Foods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)1  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Humanities or Fine Arts13  
HESC 2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa)  3
NUTR 2203 Sports Nutrition (Sp)
or NUTR 4243 Community Nutrition (Sp)
or NUTR 4223 Life Cycle Nutrition (Fa)
  3
AMPD 2053 Introduction to Textile Science (Sp, Fa)  3
Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa)3  
SOCI 2043 Marriage and the Family (Sp)3  
HESC 3453 Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa)3  
HESC 3443 Families in Crisis (Fa)
or SCWK 3233 Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice (Sp, Su, Fa)
or SCWK 4143 Addiction and the Family (Irregular)
3  
CIED 3033 Classroom Learning Theory (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
HESC 3423 Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp)
or CIED 3053 The Emerging Adolescent (Sp, Fa)
  3
CATE 4803 Problems in Career & Technical Education (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
HESC 2433 Child Development (Sp, Fa)  3
Elective  2
HESC 2483 Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa)  3
Year Total: 15 14
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CATE 4023 Classroom Management (Fa)3  
CATE 4013 Teaching Strategies (Fa)3  
CATE 3103 Introduction to Professionalism (Fa)3  
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
CATE 4033 Assessment / Program Evaluation (Fa)3  
CATE 4052 Seminar Teaching Internship (Sp)  2
CATE 406X Teaching Internship (Sp)  12
Year Total: 15 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Core areas must be completed as outlined in Catalog of Studies, see the University Core Requirements.

Requirements for B.S.E. in Career and Technical Education with Technology Education Concentration

Stage I: Pre-Admission

1. Obtain a GPA of 2.7 or better on UA coursework.
2. Complete technical courses with a grade of "C" or better.
3. Complete pre-education core courses with a grade of "C" or better.
4. Obtain a passing score on the Math, Reading, and Writing sections of the Praxis Core or ACT as defined by the Arkansas Department of Education.
5. Complete CATE 3103 during the fall semester of the sophomore year.

Stage II: Admission to the CATE Program

Admission to the Career and Technical Education (CATE) program occurs the semester after that the candidate has completed CATE 3103 Introduction to Professionalism (Fa).

The application process includes:

1. Submission of the application to teacher education through the university-wide Teacher Education Office (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) during spring semester of sophomore year. This includes:

  • Completing and passing the criminal background check
  • Passing the Praxis I core academic subjects test by meeting or exceeding the Arkansas Department of Education cut-off scores. This test should be taken upon completion of ENGL 1013, and required math for each CATE concentration area.

2. Submission of the CATE application.

3. Oral interview with CATE faculty.

4. Submission of writing sample.

*Note: Another background check will be required prior to graduation in order to be eligible for licensure.

Stage III: Requirements for Program Continuation

1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better.

2. Complete or present proof of registration for the Praxis II Content exam required by the Arkansas Department of Education Licensure area.

3.  All professional education courses must have a grade "C" or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken as self-paced (correspondence).

Admission Requirements for Internship Semester (Spring, Senior Year)

All students in the Career and Technology Education program must complete the following requirements before being admitted to the spring semester of their senior year.

General Requirements

  1. Students must complete the application to teacher education through the Teacher Education Office (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) during spring semester of sophomore year. This includes completing and passing the criminal background check, and also passing the Praxis I core academic subjects test by meeting or exceeding the Arkansas Department of Education cut-off scores. This test should be taken upon completion of ENGL 1013, and required math for each concentration.
  2. All professional education courses must have a grade of "C" or better. No teaching methods courses may be taken by as self-paced (correspondence) courses. CATE 3103, CATE 4013, CATE 4023, and CATE 4033 are fall-only courses. CATE 4052 and CATE 3103 are spring-only courses. All technical courses must be completed prior to the student teaching semester.
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA or 2.70 or better by the end of the fall semester, senior year. Students are not permitted to student teach if the GPA requirement is not met.
  4. Students must have passed Praxis II: Content Knowledge to be admitted to the spring semester, senior year.
  5. Candidate must complete a successful “internship admission interview” with Career and Technical Education faculty. Note these interviews are scheduled with all senior students during the fall semester.
  6. Satisfactorily complete the internship/student teaching experience at a school/district in Benton or Washington County that has been approved by the Field Experience Coordinator.

All students seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas are subject to a criminal background check. Background checks can take up to six months to process; therefore, students are advised to complete and submit the forms to the proper authorities at least six months in advance of graduation (or six months prior to applying for a teaching license). Arkansas will not grant a teaching license to anyone who has been convicted of a felony.

University Core Requirements (State Minimum Core) 135
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Science concentration of core must include:
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)
University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Technical Requirements30-32
The Nature of Technology (Sp)
Technology and Society (Fa)
Introduction to Engineering I (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Engineering (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Engineering II (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Engineering (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)
Engineering Design for Technology Education Capstone (Irregular)
Introduction CAD (Sp, Fa)
CAD Technology I (Sp)
The Technologies of Energy and Movement (Irregular)
The Technology of Communicating (Irregular)
Manufacturing Processes (Sp)
Electricity in Agriculture (Sp)
Agricultural Construction Technology (Irregular)
Professional Education 241
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Technology in Education (Sp, Su, Fa) (or any 3hr computer course)
Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)
Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Settings (Su)
Classroom Learning Theory (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Professionalism (Fa)
Teaching Strategies (Fa)
Classroom Management (Fa)
Assessment / Program Evaluation (Fa)
Seminar Teaching Internship (Sp)
Teaching Internship (Sp) ((12 hours))
Technical Electives14-12
Total Hours
Total Hours120
1

 See the University Core page.

2

 All professional education courses must have grade "C" or better to award degree credit.

Internship Semester (Spring Semester/Senior Year) Admission Criteria:

  1. Candidate must hold a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher.
  2. Candidate must have completed the application to teacher education through the Teacher Education Office (see the Teacher Education Application Fee) during spring semester of sophomore year. This includes passing the Praxis Core exam and successfully completing the required criminal background check.
  3. Candidate must have taken and passed the Praxis II content examination during the previous semester or earlier.
  4. Candidate must complete a successful “internship admission interview” with Career & Technical Education faculty. Note these interviews are scheduled with all senior students during the fall semester.

Note: All students seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas are subject to a criminal background check. Forms needed to complete this procedure may be obtained in 340 Graduate Education Building on the University of Arkansas campus. These forms may also be obtained from any police station (including the University of Arkansas Police station) or directly from the Arkansas State Department. These background checks take up to six months to process; therefore, students are advised to complete and submit the forms to the proper authorities at least six months in advance of graduation (or six months prior to applying for a teaching license). Arkansas will not grant a teaching license to anyone who has been convicted of a felony.

Career and Technical Education B.S.E. with Technology Education Concentration Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan in Technology Education should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
GNEG 1111 Introduction to Engineering I (Sp, Fa)
or GNEG 1103 Introduction to Engineering (Sp, Fa)
1  
GNEG 1122 Introduction CAD (Sp, Fa)
or TEED 1203 CAD Technology I (Sp)
2  
Fine Arts or Humanities13  
U.S. History13  
CIED 1013 Introduction to Education (Sp, Fa)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
GNEG 1121 Introduction to Engineering II (Sp, Fa)
or GNEG 1103 Introduction to Engineering (Sp, Fa)
  1
AGME 3173 Electricity in Agriculture (Sp)  3
TEED 1103 The Nature of Technology (Sp)  3
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Technical Elective Course  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)
or PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
TEED 2103 Technology and Society (Fa)3  
CIED 1003 Introduction to Technology in Education (Sp, Su, Fa) (or any 3hr computer course)3  
Technical Elective Course  3
Science with Lab1  4
STEM 4033 Introduction to STEM Education (Sp, Su)  3
Fine Arts or Humanities1  3
Social Science1  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities (Sp, Su, Fa)
or CIED 4023 Teaching in Inclusive Secondary Settings (Su)
3  
CIED 3033 Classroom Learning Theory (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
TEED 3203 The Technology of Communicating (Irregular)3  
INEG 3513 Manufacturing Processes (Sp)3  
Technical Elective Course4  
TEED 3303 The Technologies of Energy and Movement (Irregular)  3
Social Science1  3
AGME 3042 Agricultural Construction Technology (Irregular)  2
Technical Elective Course  4
Year Total: 16 12
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
TEED 4103 Engineering Design for Technology Education Capstone (Irregular)3  
CATE 3103 Introduction to Professionalism (Fa)3  
CATE 4013 Teaching Strategies (Fa)3  
CATE 4023 Classroom Management (Fa)3  
CATE 4033 Assessment / Program Evaluation (Fa)3  
CATE 4052 Seminar Teaching Internship (Sp)  2
CATE 406X Teaching Internship (Sp)  12
Year Total: 15 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

 Must meet University Core

Teacher Licensure

Requirements for teacher licensure vary from state to state and may differ among teacher preparation programs. Please note that Arkansas requires all applicants to successfully complete a criminal background check. Background checks must be cleared before the candidate begins student teaching.

Courses

CATE 3003. Teaching Housing and Interior Design to Secondary Students (Au I). 3 Hours.

This course prepares students to teach housing and interior design concepts to students in secondary school settings. Topics to be covered include housing needs and decisions, architectural design and construction, furnishings, safety and security, and careers related to the housing industry. Problem-based and project-based learning will provide the foundation for content delivery in this course.

CATE 3103. Introduction to Professionalism (Fa). 3 Hours.

Studying and developing educational concepts in career and technical education with accepted principles of professionalism in secondary education settings. Prerequisite: Career and Technical Education (CATE) students only.

This course is equivalent to CATE 4003.

CATE 380V. Supervised Work Experience (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-9 Hour.

Supervision in business and industry under guidance. Designed for students who desire or need directed occupational experience. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CATE 390V. Competency Based Teacher Development: Program Organization (Sp, Su, Fa). 3-12 Hour.

Development of competencies related to the methodology of instructional planning, execution, and evaluation. Provided by PBTE modules and University resource person. Enrollment before CATE 391V and CATE 392V. Prerequisite: Employed in service vocational-technical education field based instructor. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

CATE 391V. Competency Based Teacher Development - Teaching Adults (Sp, Su, Fa). 3-12 Hour.

Development of competencies related to vocational guidance, contemporary instructional techniques, and student vocational organizations. Provided by PBTE modules and University resource person. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credit hours of CATE 390V and employee in-service-vocational-technical education field based instructor. May be repeated for up to 24 hours of degree credit.

CATE 392V. Competency Based Teacher Development: Teaching & Learning (Sp, Su, Fa). 3-12 Hour.

Development of competencies related to program planning, development, evaluation; school community relations; and professional development. Provided by CBTD modules and University resource person. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credit hours of CATE 391V and employee in-service-vocational-technical education field based instructor. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

CATE 393V. Competency Based Internship: Educational Legal Issues (Sp, Su, Fa). 3-6 Hour.

In an actual school setting the student will satisfactorily demonstrate the competencies required to conduct a total vocational-technical education program. Instruction and follow-up will be provided by a University resource person. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credit hours of CATE 392V and employee in-service-vocational-technical education field based instructor. May be repeated for up to 24 hours of degree credit.

CATE 4003H. Honors Introduction to Professionalism (Fa). 3 Hours.

Studying and developing professional concepts in vocational education with accepted principles of professionalism applied to career and technical education settings.

This course is equivalent to CATE 4003.

CATE 4013. Teaching Strategies (Fa). 3 Hours.

Methods and techniques in the preparation and delivery of teaching.

CATE 4023. Classroom Management (Fa). 3 Hours.

Theory and techniques in classroom management, including professional ethics and school policies related to students, faculty and programs.

CATE 4033. Assessment / Program Evaluation (Fa). 3 Hours.

An introduction to constructing, evaluating and interpreting tests; descriptive and inferential statistics; state competency testing; and guidelines for state program valuations.

CATE 4052. Seminar Teaching Internship (Sp). 2 Hours.

Site-based field experiences are integrated with the course content to provide continuity between theory and practice. Classroom management, ethics and diversity are emphasized. Corequisite: CATE 406X.

CATE 406X. Teaching Internship (Sp). 12 Hours.

A minimum of 15 weeks will be spent in an off-campus school, at which time the student will have an opportunity under supervision to observe, to teach and to participate in other activities involving the school and the community. Successful completion of a criminal background check required before student can begin internship. Prerequisite: Senior status, CATE 4003, CATE 4013, CATE 4023, CATE 4033, CIED 3023 and CIED 3033.

CATE 4073. Introduction to Teaching Programming in the Secondary Schools (Irregular). 3 Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the foundations of teaching methods for computer programming in the secondary schools. Methods of computer programming instruction will include teaching strategies in coding, developing computational thinking, problem-solving skills, and applying key programming concepts. This is an introductory level course. No prerequisites are required.

CATE 4803. Problems in Career & Technical Education (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Problems and issues relating to instruction in career and technical education. You must have approval by the instructor of this course to enroll.

Vinson R. Carter, Assistant Professor
Michael Daugherty, Professor
Betsy Orr, Associate Professor