New PSU program makes it easier for career professionals to teach

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State University is going online with its new degree option.

It’s an Associate of Applied Science in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Degree. It’s for people who’d like to teach in their current career field at a high school or community college.

“And so how do we grow teachers across the state and even across the nation in the current technical area?” said founding director of the Kansas Center for Career & Technical Education (KCCTE) Greg Belcher. “We are seeing a big demand for CTE teachers and so we are just helping to meet that demand.”

“I always wanted to be a teacher, and I always wanted to have a college degree,” said CTE degree student Melissa Caudill.  “And working with PSU in this program is going to help me achieve that.”

The new program officially starts in the fall semester.