Bachelor of Science in Education: Career and Technical Education—Occupational Education Emphasis

Advance your career or find personal enrichment with this degree emphasis. This program is ideal if you:

  • want to train others in the technologies of their field
  • need specific occupational training
  • have occupational work experience or prior college credits

In this program, you can use up to 90 hours of transfer credit and up to 53 hours of occupational experience credit toward your degree by taking the NOCTI exam. If you have any question about the NOCTI exams or the occupational experience credit, please contact Nicole Hampton at (928) 523-2560 or nicole.hampton@nau.edu.

This program is an online degree that does not involve student teaching and does not lead to secondary certification.

Learn more about this program.

Degree requirements

To earn this degree, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours: 

  • 35 units of liberal studies requirements
  • 55 units of major requirements (can include 35 hours for NOCTI exam and/or 18 hours for occupational experience)
  • 30 units of CTE requirements
  • elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Visit the academic catalog to learn more about specific requirements for this degree.

If you have any question about the NOCTI exams or the occupational experience credit, please contact Nicole Hampton at (928) 523-2560 or nicole.hampton@nau.edu.

Additional class registration information

Undergrads need to have a signed "Override Authorization/Out-of-Career" form to take 500-level classes.

Graduate students need the same form to take a 400-level class and have it count towards a degree program. Complete the form (PDF version) (Word version) and fax it to Laura Cook at 928-523-1929. 

NAU courses for ADE certification 

Want to know which classes to take and when? Check out our 2-year course schedule to find out what will be offered in the future.

Undergraduate advising

Extended Campuses
extended.campuses@nau.edu
1-800-426-8315