Workforce Education and Development
College of Education and Human Development
529 Education Building, 419-372-7320
A graduate completing a Workforce Education and Development major is eligible for a career-technical teaching license providing that he or she has met all program requirements. BGSU teacher education programs are highly competitive and require additional admission and graduation criteria. These requirements include, evidence of proficiency on a nationally normed achievement assessment (ACT, SAT, PRAXIS core), professional disposition reviews, an overall grade point average of 3.0, and passing scores for all required Ohio Assessments for Educators examinations in each content area required by the State of Ohio. Candidates in this program will also be required to obtain annual BCI/FBI checks in order to participate in required field experiences.
Students must complete one of the following two specializations:
Business and Marketing Education (leads to integrated business and marketing licensure) or
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (leads to family and consumer sciences education licensure)
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Workforce Education and Development are expected to:
- Demonstrate understanding of student learning and development and diversity of students;
- Apply skills in planning and delivering effective instruction, assessing students, creating learning environments, and collaborating and communicating with students, their parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning;
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of assuming responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as individuals and as members of a learning community;
- Demonstrate understanding of content for which they will have instructional responsibility as a teacher.