Career and Technical Education


General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39

Major Requirements

Required Technical Specialty
Students who have successfully completed a ND Department of Career and Technical Education approved post-secondary program in their area of technical specialty from area Career and Technical (CTE) institutions, or possess an associate of applied science degree or its equivalent, are eligible for technical specialty credits. Students who meet work experience requirements, but have not completed an approved Trade, Technical, and Health Education program, may apply for Technical Specialty Life Experience credits through the Prior Learning Assessment Program. 36-50
CTE 431History, Philosophy and Practices of Career and Technical Education3
CTE 434Leadership in Career and Technical Student Organizations3
CTE 437Student Performance Evaluation in Career and Technical Education3
CTE 438Developing and Managing Competency-Based Instructional Materials3
CTE 490Methods for Teaching Career & Technical Education Subjects3
EDUC 250Introduction to Education3
TECH 356Safety and Management in Technology Education3
TECH 416Innovations in Energy and Power Technologies3
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
Coordinating Cooperative Education Learning
Career and Technology Education Teaching Experience 1, 2
Clinical Practice
Educating Exceptional Students
Educational Technology
Educational Psychology
Behavior Modification
Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities
Engineering the Future Using Computational Thinking
Total Credits72-86

If you are intending on licensing in a state other than North Dakota and need a student teaching/mentor-based experience, take CTE 492. You may sign up for a range of credits from 1-12 credits depending on your home state requirements regarding student teaching experience.


If you are intending on licensing in North Dakota and need a student teaching/mentor-based experience, you must take EDUC 492 (Fall and Spring) within your first two years of school employment.

Total General Education  39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement  72-86 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Methodology – Students will develop knowledge necessary for program development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of student learning.
  2. Content – Students will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competence in technological literacy
  3. Application – Students will demonstrate competency in technology education content and apply this knowledge in real world experiences.