Choose this program if you are interested in a teaching or administrative career in one of the most rapidly growing fields in education today: Workforce Education. What is Workforce Education? It is agriculture and natural resources; arts, media, and entertainment; building trades and construction; education, child development, and family services; energy and utilities; engineering and design; fashion and interior design; finance and business; health science and medical technology; hospitality, tourism, and recreation; information technology; manufacturing and product development; marketing, sales, and service; public services; and transportation. Workforce Education is preparing the workforce of the future!
The Workforce and Program Development degree is for those students interested in pursuing a teaching certification, please contact the department for specific requirements.
Students who elect to pursue a degree in Workforce and Program Development graduate with multiple employment opportunities. Students enrolled in the program develop valuable experience with faculty members who have “real world” experience and associations within the Career and Technical (CTE) field. Upon completion of the requirements for the CTE Workforce and Program Development degree, students will be able to plan, supervise, conduct and evaluate training programs in business, industry, and government. Students who choose to pursue teacher certification are required to complete the Professional Education Minor (Professional Training Option - PTO) within the School of Education. Students may use these courses as their electives within the Workforce degree. Those who complete the PTO will be eligible for temporary certification to teach in middle schools, high schools, and Career and Technical Education centers. In addition to the Workforce and Program Development degree program, CTE offers a certificate for non-degree seeking students pursuing certification to teach. Look at Degree Plan (pdf).
You will study the nature of technology; technology and society; technological design; technological products, systems, and impacts; technology integration; and the impact of technology on such fields as education, medical, agricultural, biological science, energy, power, information, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction.
Students enrolled in the Workforce and Program Development degree will develop valuable experience with faculty who have "real world" experience and associations within the Career and Adult Education field. Our Academic Learning Compact (PDF) is our promise to you of a quality education. Also, all of the Career and Technical Education core classes and content area courses are offered in an online learning environment, which is ideal for students who have full-time jobs or live outside the university’s immediate service area. Busy students are able to access assignments and post responses to discussion boards at their convenience. Through UWF’s online campus, students interact with classmates and professors in a diversified virtual "classroom."
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University of West Florida
College of Professional Studies
Department of Applied Science, Technology and Administration
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The Workforce and Program Development degree (formerly Career and Technical Studies program) at the University of West Florida is tried and true! Our programs have been offered in an online format since 2003. The undergraduate program focuses on the transfer student, the non-traditional student, the re-entry student, as well as the student who is interested in pursuing a four-year degree. The graduate programs offer teachers and administrators an opportunity to complete an advanced degree while adding endorsements for Workforce Education and Workforce Director. The online environment provides busy students the capability to interact with classmates and professors in a “diversified virtual classroom”.
For additional information about the CTE degree programs at the
University of West Florida contact:
Dr. Jill T. White
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514