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Graduate Certificate - Online

Career Technical Workforce Education

If you have been hired by a State of Ohio Career Tech program, this fully-online program is for you. Individuals who receive this certificate will be able to advance their State of Ohio Career Tech four-year Alternative Teaching License to a State of Ohio five-year Career Tech Professional Teaching License. The certificate can also be used as the electives for a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching at BGSU, and students would only need five more courses to complete the master's program.

We are the only fully-online program in the State of Ohio. and we are able to offer a path from the certificate to a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching.


Career Tech Workforce Education Online Certificate

Advance Your Career

Advance State of Ohio 5 year Career Tech Professional Teaching License
Pathway to a Master's



Six online courses
Tuition estimate $8,832
Finish in one year
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BGSU Degree | World-class faculty | 7-week courses | 100% online

Required Courses (20 hours)

  • EDWF 5220 (or EDWF 6970 Section 1) – Field Experiences in Workforce Education and Development (Field Experience 1) – 2 credits
  • EDWF 5630 – Adult Teaching and Learning (or EDWF 5860 Foundations) -- 3 credits
  • EDTL 5200 – Disciplinary Literacy 4-12 ---3 credits
  • EDTL 6120 – Classroom Technology for Teachers (Core Course for Master Degree in Curriculum and Teaching) – 3 credits
  • EDWF 5670 – Teaching and Learning in Workforce Edu. and Development (will substitute for Core Course EDTL 6500 for Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching) - 3 credits
  • EDWF 5770 (or EDWF 6970 Section 2)– Advanced Internship in Teaching and Learning in WFED (Field Experience 2) – 3 credits
  • EDWF 5690 – Program & Work-based Management - 3 credits

Application Details


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Must hold a valid State of Ohio four-year Alternative Educator License

Applicants must have successful completion of EDWF 4100, or the equivalent, with a grade of "B" or better and currently hold a State of Ohio 4-year Alternative Resident Educator License. First course is taken at the undergraduate level to help determine if individual wants to take additional courses at the undergraduate level or at the graduate certificate level


Submit Transcripts

Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted. Official transcripts are to be sent to:

Graduate College
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

GRE/PRAXIS scores are NOT required

Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score.


Statement of Purpose

You will upload this as part of the online application process for this program.

The Statement of Purpose should address:

  • your motivation for pursuing graduate study in your chosen field
  • what you hope to gain through graduate study
  • your career aspirations following completion of the program
  • your personal qualities that relate to your future success as a graduate student

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Education & Human Development

Certificate leads to a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching which may provide opportunities for additional career opportunities in Career Tech Education