Workforce Education and Development (Undergraduate & Graduate Programs)

Workforce Education and Development
Completion of BGSU’s program in workforce education and development qualifies students for competitive positions in teaching, business and industry, and creative leadership in the areas of business and education (including career-technical education).  

Upon completion of the graduate degree, students in Workforce Education and Development are expected to be able to:

  • The program graduate will be able to conduct data-driven research to solve complex problems, within the scope of the foundation of the workforce education and development discipline.
  • The program graduate will be able to develop data-driven curricula, within the scope of the foundation of the workforce education and development discipline.
  • The program graduate will be able to deliver data-driven instruction for adults, within the scope of the foundation of the workforce education and development discipline.
  • The program graduate will be able to integrate subject-matter expertise in research, curriculum, and instruction for workforce education and development.


Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Workforce Education and Development program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is in good standing.


Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Workforce Education and Development program requires professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Workforce Education and Development program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.