WED/WTD (B.S.Ed)

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Workforce Education and Development (Workforce Training and Development) is designed for students who are interested in teaching or training in a postsecondary setting. This includes institutions such as technical institutes or colleges, community colleges, private sector industries and corporations, community and social service agencies, and the military.

The focus of the program is on the development and refinement of skills in the areas of instructional planning, delivery, and evaluation. Previous work experiences, related to the students' areas of technical expertise, are a vital component in the overall preparation of graduates to prepare them to serve as instructors in their technical fields. The academic course requirements for the B.S.Ed. in Workforce Education and Development requires the completion of 60 semester hours of core courses at VSU, plus 60 semester hours of major courses.

A unique feature of this degree program is the opportunity for 30 college credits to be awarded for prior learning as documented in seven and one-half years of validated work experience in accepted occupational fields. Credits can also be awarded for industry technical credentials, technical applied associate degrees and military training. Applications for credit must be approved by the student's advisor and VSU acadmic administrators prior to the awarding of credits.

This program is offered off-campus utilizing a weekend course delivery format at the Kings Bay Nuclear Submarine Base in Kingsland, Georgia at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia, and through the U. S. Marine Corps Logistics Center in Albany, Georgia.

Completion of this program does NOT qualify the student for secondary teacher certification.

Academic Course Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree in Workforce Education and Development (Workforce Training and Development)


program of study picProgram of Study

University Core - 42 semester hours

Area A: Essential Skills . . . 9 hours

Area B: Institutional Options . . . 4 hours

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts . . . 6 hours

Area D: Science, Math and Technology . . . 11 hours

Area E: Social Sciences . . . 12 hours

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major - 18 semester hours

ACED 2050 – Communications for the Workplace . . . 3 hours

ACED 2400 - Computer Technology for the Workplace . . . 3 hours

*ACED 2900 - Basic Theory in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 2950 - Basic Skills in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 2960 - Intermediate Skills in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

Elective from Areas A-E . . . 3 hours

Major Course Requirements - 60 semester hours

ACED 4820 - Project Management for Technical Professionals. . . 3 hours

ACED 4690 - Methods of Instruction in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

ACED 4510 - Curriculum Development in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

ACED 3600 - History and Philosophy of Career Education . . . 3 hours

ACED 4680 - Instructional Materials Development in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

ACED 4670 -Techniques of Student Evaluation in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

ACED 4810 - Contemporary Skills for the Workplace . . . 3 hours

ACED 3650 - Ethics and Liability in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

ACED 4560 - Safety and Liability in the Career Education Classroom . . . 3 hours

ACED 3850 - Principles of Adult Education . . . 3 hours

ACED 3860 - Program Development in Adult and Continuing Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 3500 - Beginning Adult and Career Teacher Competency Development . . . 3 hours

*ACED 3510 - Advanced Theory in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 3520 - Advanced Skills in Adult and Career Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 4300 - Practicum in Adult/Career Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 4310 - Practicum in Adult/Career Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 4320 - Practicum in Adult/Career Education . . . 3 hours

*ACED 4600 - Directed Study in Adult/Career Education . . . 3 hours

Guided electives . . . 6 hours

(*Students may use up to 30 semester hours of approved experiential credit to meet the requirements for ACED 2900, 2950, 2960, 3500, 3510, 3520, 4300, 4310, 4320, and 4600).

Total Hours for Graduation - 120

 

For further information, please contact Dr. Xavier McClung at (xmcclung@valdosta.edu) or 229.333.5928.