Workforce Education and Development (Secondary Career-Technical Education)

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Workforce Education and Development with a "secondary option: is designed for students who are currently teaching or are planning to enter the secondary education classroom in the fields of Workforce Education and Development or Healthcare Science Technology Education.  Completion of the program provides teacher certification in grades 7 -12. 

The focus of the program is on the development of skills related to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instructional experiences aimed at secondary technical/career students.  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.  This major also requires the completion of 6 semester hours of health-related courses.

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

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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

EDUC 2110 – Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Ed. . . . 3 hours

EDUC 2120 – Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Ed. . . . 3 hours

EDUC 2130 – Exploring Learning & Teaching . . . 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

Major Course Requirements - 60 semester hours

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

PSYC 3130 - Educational Psychology for Teachers of Adults . . . 3 hours

ACED 4410 – New Teacher Institute . . . 6 hours

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

SPEC 3100 – Serving Individuals with Diverse Needs . . . 3 hours

ACED 4710 - Classroom and Laboratory Management . . . 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 ACED . . . 3 hours

ACED 4560 - Safety and Health in the Career Ed. Classroom . . . 3 hours

ACED 3850 - Principles of Adult 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 4780 - Internship in Teaching Career Education . . . 12 hours

Guided Electives . . . 3 hours

(*Students may use up to 18 semester hours of experiential credit for work experiences to meet the requirements for ACED 2900, 2950, 2960, 3500, 3510, and 3520).

Health Requirement - 6 semester hours

KSPE 2000 - Health and Wellness for Life . . . 2 hours

KSPE 2150 - First Aid/CPR . . . 2 hours

2 Fitness/Activity Courses . . . 2 hours

Total Hours for Graduation - 126