Professional Technical Education (PTE)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
PTE 4401 Foundations of Professional Technical Education: 3 semester hours.
Acquaints the student with the various aspects of professional-technical technical education: history, legislation, philosophy, and organization of professional-technical technical education. F, S, Su
PTE 4402 Analysis and Course Construction: 3 semester hours.
Analysis of components of occupations to determine instructional content. Development of professional-technical technical education instructional materials based on performance objectives. F, S, Su
PTE 4403 Methods of Teaching in Professional Technical Education: 3 semester hours.
Teaching methods and techniques applicable to teaching in professional-technical education. F, S
PTE 4404 Evaluation in Professional Technical Education: 3 semester hours.
Designing and conducting formative and summative assessments and evaluations in professional-technical education. F, S
PTE 4443 Supervision and Organization of Career and Technical Student Organizations: 3 semester hours.
This course is an examination of historical perspectives of Career and Technical Student Organizations. Course will focus on recruitment and retention of student members, the development of student leadership skills, presentation skills, technical skills appropriate to the specific career program, and implications of state and federal CTSO standards. Instruction will also include preparing students for local, state and national skills events. D
PTE 4444 Career Guidance and Special Needs Professional Technical Education: 3 semester hours.
Examine career guidance concepts, specialist services, special needs legislation, abilities and inabilities (both mental and physical), job-seeking skills, and information sources for PTE. D
PTE 4464 Professional Technical Education Instructional Facilities Management: 3 semester hours.
Organization, safety, and management of professional-technical education teaching facilities. An in-depth study of laboratory requirements and total facility planning. D
PTE 4467 Practicum: Student Teaching: 3-8 semester hours.
Development of teaching competencies applicable to career and technical education settings at the secondary and post-secondary levels. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Graded S/U. F, S
PTE 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.
This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.