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ISBE444: Philosophy of Vocational Education
Undergraduate College Credit Courses
Course at a Glance
Philosophy of Vocational Education is a course designed to assist you in developing an understanding of the philosophy and concepts upon which Career and Technical Education (CTE) is based. You will learn about the role of CTE in public education programs and the vital role it plays in career development.
This course is designed to meet certification requirements in various states for Career and Technical Education certification. Students who have successfully passed this course are typically working in a Career and Tech Ed field.
CTE is an important area of a total concept known as career education. Career education is not another course to be added to the curriculum. It is a lifelong process to be integrated with the existing curriculum. Because society demands that education be directed toward the preparation of an individual with occupational skills or the preparation of an individual for higher levels of learning, career education and CTE are gaining recognition as vital components in the educational process.
Career education aims to improve educational outcomes by relating all teaching and learning activities to the career and technical development concept. This course will discuss the history, theory, and structure of career education and its value in the curriculum at all levels.
The overall objectives of this course are to:
- introduce you to philosophy—both general and educational;
- introduce you to the philosophy, rationale, and concepts related to Career and Technical Education (CTE);
- introduce you to the philosophy, theory, and concepts related to career education;
- discover existing attitudes, feelings, or judgments about your educational philosophies;
- expose you to the concept, theory, and design of CTE;
- define the role of teachers in career CTE and career education at all levels of public education;
- determine the placement of CTE and career education at all levels of public education;
- identify successful elements for CTE programs;
- identify the legislative history of CTE;
- identify organizational structures of CTE at federal, state, and local levels; and
- research and develop resources for CTE programs.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- describe the four contemporary philosophies of education;
- differentiate traditional education, CTE, and career education;
- describe your philosophy of education, CTE, and career education;
- describe the legislative history of CTE;
- explain the effects of current legislation on CTE;
- discuss the role of teachers in CTE and career education;
- discuss the integration of CTE at all levels of public education;
- explain the impact of career education at all levels of public education;
- apply the school-based model of career education;
- describe the service and support areas;
- explain the purpose and role of associated student organizations;
- identify the ten essential elements for successful CTE programs;
- explain the CTE organizational structure at federal, state, and local levels;
- research the Internet and ERIC for resources related to CTE; and
- develop a promotional plan for a CTE program area using public relations techniques.
Required Textbooks & Materials
None. All materials are included with the course.
Lessons & Exams
You have up to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 9 Lessons
- 0 Exams
NOTE: Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams, is subject to change without notice.