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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Workforce Education and Development

University Park, College of Education (WF ED)

PROFESSOR MARK THREETON, Undergraduate Coordinator

This major leads to the B.S. degree and may also lead to certification as a career and technical education teacher, and/or a coordinator of cooperative education, provided other requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education are met. The Industrial Training option does not lead to teacher certification.

To be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a career and technical education teacher, a person must have sufficient employment experience beyond the learning period to establish competency in the occupation to be taught. Further interpretation of this requirement may be secured by contacting the Department of Learning and Performance Systems. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

Baccalaureate degree candidates must meet the following requirements by the end of their fourth semester to be admitted to the Workforce Education (WF ED) major:

1. Complete ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3); EDPSY 014(3), EDTHP 115(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3), WF ED 101(1)
2. Complete 3 credits in literature (GH)
3. Complete 6 credits in Quantification (GQ)
4. Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
5. Meet PRAXIS PPST-READING current qualifying scores
6. Meet PRAXIS PPST-WRITING current qualifying scores
7. Meet PRAXIS PPST-MATHEMATICS current qualifying scores
8. Complete and document a minimum of 80 hours of experience 

For the B.S. degree in Workforce Education and Development, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-1 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 81-82 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 38 credits[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (35 credits)
ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3); EDPSY 014(3), EDTHP 115(3), WF ED 001(3), WF ED 101(1), WF ED 105(3), WF ED 323(3) (Sem: 3-6)
WF ED 445(3) (Sem: 3-8)
WF ED 106(3), WF ED 207W(3), WF ED 413(3), WF ED 441(2) (Sem: 5-8)
WF ED 442(2) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
WF ED 450 US;IL(3), INSYS 100 GS;IL(3), or S T S 245 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 43-44 credits

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS EDUCATION OPTION: (43 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
WF ED 395C(24) (Sem: 5-8)
WF ED 495C(10) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits in course work related to the student's field of study (Sem: 3-8)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)

INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION OPTION: (43 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
WF ED 395A(24) (Sem: 5-8)
WF ED 495C(10) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits of course work related to the student's field of study (Sem: 3-8)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING OPTION: (44 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (35 credits)
WF ED 270(3) (Sem: 3-6)
WF ED 471(3) (Sem: 5-6)
WF ED 395D(24) (Sem: 5-8)
WF ED 495D(5) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits in course work related to the student's field of study (Sem: 3-8)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)

OCCUPATIONAL HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION OPTION: (43 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
WF ED 395B(24) (Sem: 5-8)
WF ED 495C(10) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits in course work related to the student's field of study (Sem: 3-8)

[18] A grade of C or better per course is required for teacher certification.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-04-013

Review Date: 1/13/09

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