Career and Technology Education Studies

UMES at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI)

Thank you for your interest in our programs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Professional and Technical Education (PTE) for state certification, coursework for the MSDE Work-Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator endorsement, a master’s degree in Career and Technology Education (CTE), and a bachelor’s degree in Technology and Engineering (T&E) education. Please read more about our course and program offerings below. For additional information please select the appropriate program and complete the form on this page. We will follow up with all inquiries submitted.

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What programs do we offer? (click on the arrows next to each program for more details)

Professional and Technical Education (PTE) Certification

This four course pathway is offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels for MSDE certification. More information can be found on the PTE webpage.

Work-Based Learning (WBL) Endorsement

This three course pathway is offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the MSDE work-based learning coordinator endorsement. Graduate level WBL courses can be applied as electives toward the master’s degree. More information can be found on the WBL webpage.

Master’s Degree in Career and Technology Education (CTE)

We offer a 30 credit Master’s (M.Ed.) degree program. There are six required courses (18 credits) concentrated on CTE curriculum, teaching methods, instructional organization and management, administration and leadership, and educational research. The four elective courses (12 credits) that are selected by the student are based on their career needs and goals.

The M.Ed. program combines Career and Technology Education content with professional education, research, and leadership theory and practice. Graduate level scholarship and research-based content will be presented throughout the program. The essential elements of teaching and assessment, leadership, and educational research will guide instructional decision-making throughout the program. More information can be found on the CTE master’s degree webpage.

Bachelor’s Degree in Technology and Engineering (T&E) Education

We offer a 126 credit Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program that leads to MSDE certification in Technology Education. This degree pathway is offered at our Baltimore campus at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) and in local T&E school labs and makerspaces. This pathway supports students following a 2 + 2 pathway by earning their associate’s degree at a local community college and then completing their coursework through the BMI location and a teaching internship in local school systems. For more information please visit the T&E education webpage.


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Recent Program News:

  • Online synchronous and asynchronous course options are currently available for most courses to reach students in any location. Please contact us for more information.
  • Numerous graduate students won TEEAM and ITEEA Awards this past year, and many graduate students have been published in peer reviewed publications with UMES faculty.

Where are we located?


For more information about these courses and programs, please contact:

Tyler S. Love, Ph.D., DTE
Professor, Department of the Built Environment
Director of Graduate Studies in Career and Technology Education
Coordinator of Undergraduate Technology and Engineering Education
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
1425 Key Highway, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21230-5115
(410) 727-4808 Ext 164
tslove@umes.edu

JoAnn Eliff
Administrative Assistant for Graduate CTE, WBL, and PTE Courses
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
1425 Key Highway, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21230-5115
(410) 727-4808 Ext 164
jenorris@umes.edu

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