The online CTE undergraduate degree at App State

App State Online offers the only degree program in the state of North Carolina licensing Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers. Graduates of the CTE undergraduate degree program will be in extremely high demand, both here in North Carolina and across the nation.

CTE is essential because all learners need to be prepared for today’s job market. Backed by Appalachian’s renowned Reich College of Education, this program provides teachers with the knowledge to help their students close the skills gap.

This is your opportunity to seize your passion and turn it into a CTE undergraduate degree. CTE teachers get to teach highly relevant subjects to students at both the middle and high school levels, showing today’s youth how to use the latest technologies and compete in business and industry. In addition, graduates of the CTE undergraduate degree program may choose to enter the industry as trainers, community colleges and career centers as instructors, and cooperative extension agencies.

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Degree details


  • Business, Finance and Information Technology Education: Teach courses like Business Law, Computer Applications, Sports Marketing and Computer Networking. Click for course information.
  • Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education: Teach courses like Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism, Fashion Merchandising and Sports & Entertainment Marketing. Click for course information.
  • Technology, Engineering and Design Education: Teach courses like Game Art, Design, Robotics, Principles of Engineering and Technological Systems. Click for course information.
  • Trade and Industry Education: Teach courses like Digital Media, Drafting, Automotive, Carpentry or Welding at the Secondary or Post-secondary level. Click for course information.
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Education: Teach courses like Apparel & Textiles, Interior Design, Parenting, Foods & Nutrition, Early Childhood Education and Principles of Family and Human Services. Click for course information.
  • Agriculture Education: This concentration requires some coursework to be completed at Wilkes Community College. Click for course information.

Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to App State Online students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.

Program information

  • This program blends synchronous (set meeting times in an online classroom) and asynchronous (with coursework completed on your schedule) courses.
  • All App State teacher education programs that lead to an initial licensure or a similar credential require multiple student teaching experiences at a North Carolina public school throughout the program, including a full-time internship during the last semester of the program. You will work with the department to select the student teaching location. Learn more.

Admission requirements

You may enter this program as a first-year or transfer student.

Program Requirements

During the program, students must meet the following requirements:

Professional Licensure

Appalachian State programs that lead to a professional licensure or certificate are intended to prepare students for licensure or certification in North Carolina. Check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements in other states.

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