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Entrance to Major
Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to change to this Associate degree after admission to the University.
For an Associate in Science degree in Workforce Education and Development, a minimum of 60 credits is required:
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Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.
Foundations (grade of C or better is required.)
- Quantification (GQ): 3 credits
- Writing and Speaking (GWS): 3 credits
- Arts (GA): 3 credits
- Humanities (GH): 3 credits
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits
- Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits
Foundations or Knowledge Domains
- A General Education course selected from GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, or GS, and may include Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked) courses: 3 credits
The keystone symbol appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.
University Degree Requirements
3 credits of United States (US) or International (IL) cultures coursework are required and may satisfy other requirements
Writing Across the Curriculum
3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.
Total Minimum Credits
A minimum of 60 degree credits must be earned for a associates degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 60 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.
Quality of Work
Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.
Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition
Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.
Requirements for the Major
Optional requirements for the major: Of the 16 credits of electives, up to 12 credits of occupational experience can be earned.
|WFED 105||Integrated Curriculum Implementation||3|
|WFED 106||Program and Facilities Management||3|
|WFED 207W||Assessment Techniques||3|
|WFED 310||Leadership Competencies for Supervisors||3|
|WFED 411||Occupational Safety and Health for Workforce Education and Development Professionals||3|
|WFED 450||Cultural Diversity in the Workplace||3|
|WFED 495D||Instructional Internship in Industrial Training||5|
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
College of Education
Advising and Certification Center
228 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802
Workforce Education and Development (WFED) graduates pursue career opportunities as teachers, trainers and leaders in career-oriented education programs and professional organizations. In business and industry, WFED graduates keep organizations and employees up-to-date with rapid advancements in technology, equipment, and work-related processes. The program is structured to provide you with enhanced learning and skill building opportunities essential to: analyze community and organizational challenges; prescribe and deliver effective education and training programs; manage workforce development projects and initiatives; and provide interventions within communities and organizations to promote the advancement of business, industry and education.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
Penn State's Workforce Education and Development program offers certificate programs as well as graduate degree programs leading to master's of education (M.Ed.) and master's of science (M.S.) degrees. Students interested in these programs leading to the master's degree in Workforce Education and Development should be employed, or wish to be employed, as faculty members, trainers, administrators, or researchers in settings emphasizing education for work in private sector firms, schools, occupational home economics, cooperative education, youth apprenticeship, or employment and training.
The College of Education educator preparation program is currently NCATE accredited and is seeking accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) in Spring 2019. CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.