Career & Technical Education (CTE) Leadership Certificate

Enhance your knowledge in career, technical and workforce education.
Degree Type Certificate
Careers & Salaries Certificate Outcomes
Delivery Online

While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in career and technical education. The certificate can be completed as a stand-alone program or as part of the Master’s in CTE program. 

Program Highlights

  • Earn the nine-credit certificate in one year
  • Complete your classes entirely online
  • Select elective(s) that meet career goals
  • Apply your credits to a master's or advanced degree in Career and Technical Education

Career-Focused Curriculum

This certificate program is intended to provide background in career and technical education to leaders in technical colleges, K-12 schools, or workforce development agencies who seek knowledge of the field in order to be effective leaders.

Note: This certificate does not qualify as part of a Wisconsin K-12 teacher certificate or licensure program.


Certificate Requirements

View details for this certificate program, including credit requirements and class listings.



Program Objectives

  1. Identify and evaluate issues and trends in contemporary career and technical education.
  2. Supervise comprehensive CTE programs that connect education, work, and economic development.
  3. Apply continuous quality improvement practices to CTE programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels.   

Apply Your Certificate to an Advanced Degree.

M.S. Career & Technical Education

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Ed.D. Career & Technical Education Leadership Online

Do you want to provide vision, direction, and leadership in high schools, technical colleges, or universities? Our highest awarded degree is for you.
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Admission Requirements and Application Materials

To apply to the certificate program, please complete the online application form.

Additionally, the following program-specific materials are required at the time of application:

  • Updated resume
  • Provide a statement regarding your goals for the certificate

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • Customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

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