Workforce Education and Development (Undergraduate & Graduate Programs)

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Bachelor's degree specializations at Bowling Green State University lead to teacher licensure in the fields of Business and Marketing Education and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. As a major in Workforce Education and Development, you will select one of these specializations. Each specialization provides you with unique opportunities to gain real-world experience during related internships and student teaching as you prepare for teaching and related business or family and consumer sciences.
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Graduate

Graduate

Completion of BGSU’s master’s degree 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). The program is offered completely on campus, completely online and blended with some courses on campus and some courses online. Find out more

Non-Degree

Non-Degree

Bowling Green State University’s licensure programs for current educators who wish to teach career-technical workforce development are the only programs of their type in Ohio that are offered completely online. While online courses demand more self-discipline than traditional courses, they offer the significant benefits of greater scheduling freedom and travel cost savings. The goal of these licensure programs is to contribute to your success as a teacher. Find out more

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Learning Outcomes
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. 

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
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.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
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.