B.S. Ed. in Workforce Educaton and Development

BS Ed.in Education with a major in Workforce Educaton and Development

The Department of Adult and Career Education offers the Bachelor of Science in Education degree (B.S.Ed.) with a major in Workforce Education (WED) that has options in Workforce Training and Development, Human Resource Development, Secondary Career-Technical Education, and Technical Leadership.

The undergraduate programs in the Department of Adult and Career Education are designed to give the student professional knowledge, skills, and values that build upon the foundation provided by the University Core Curriculum.

*Programs may be completed fully online.

Workforce Training and Development Option

Designed for students who are interested in teaching and/or training careers in postsecondary adult education settings. This includes institutions such as technical colleges, community colleges, private sector industries, community and social service agencies, government, law enforcement, and military agencies. The focus of the program is on the development and refinement of knowledge and skills in the areas of curriculum and instructional planning, delivery, and assessment of adult students. There is an opportunity to qualify for up to 36 credit hours from completed approved technical college applied associate's degree program or the equivalent as evidenced by recognized industry-granted certificates, credentials, licenses, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience.

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Workforce Education and Development: Workforce Training and Development Option

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Human Resource Development Option

Designed to increase students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to the managerial, psychological, and social aspects of their work environment. Students gain insight into leadership and work-related skills needed in business or industrial settings, public institutions, and government agencies. There is an opportunity to qualify for up to 36 credit hours from completed approved technical college applied associate's degree program or the equivalent as evidenced by recognized industry-granted certificates, credentials, licenses, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience.

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Technical Leadership Option

Designed to provide students with the skills necessary to provide leadership and career advancement in the areas of workforce development and training.

The Technical Leadership Option is designed for students who complete either the cooperative Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with VSU and a Georgia technical college, a cooperative AAS degree through another cooperative arrangement (college/technical college) within the state of Georgia, or an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree from a Georgia technical college or a state-wide or federal registered apprenticeship.

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Workforce Education and Development: Technical Leadership Option

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Program of Study

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Experiential Credit Application

Secondary Career-Technical Education Option

Designed for students who are currently teaching in a middle school or high school classroom in the field of Trade and Industrial/ACCT 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.

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Workforce Education and Development: Secondary Career-Technical Education Option

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