This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (B.S.)|
|Specialization:||Workforce and Professional Studies|
|Certificate:||Career and Technical Education Program|
|Department:||Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology|
Building 70, Room 105
|College:||Education and Professional Studies|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
The program in Workforce and Professional Studies is designed to prepare individuals to work in a variety of settings, depending on completed coursework. Individuals may develop and implement training and educational materials to support employers, employees, as well as individuals who are underemployed and unemployed. In addition, students can acquire valuable technical skills that can be immediately used in the workforce. From trainers to counselors to curriculum developers, graduates work in a variety of organizations to support career and technical education and training and to promote overall organizational success. The program is designed to prepare graduates to plan, supervise, conduct, and evaluate workforce and training programs in business, industry, and government. Individuals who desire to work in PK-12 environments will gain an excellent foundation. However, Florida certification in career and technical education is granted by local school districts. Contact the program advisor for information about teaching in PK-12 organizations.
Individuals who are interested in teaching in the public schools can pursue a Minor in Professional Education which is designed to provide non-education majors with the Professional Education component requisite to becoming a certified teacher in Florida. Career and Technical educators are certified by individual school districts. For information on the process and required courses, contact the program advisor.
In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Career and Technical Studies must meet the requirements listed below. Consult with your academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites. In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Career and Technical Education: Workforce and Program Development must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all major courses.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|EDF 1005||Introduction to Education||3|
|EDF 2085||Teaching Diverse Populations||3|
|EME 2040||Introduction to Educational Technology||3|
|In addition, 15 semester hours from the area of specialization.||15|
|Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.||24|
|ECT 3004||Principles of Career and Technical Studies +||4|
|ECT 3183||Course Construction for Career and Technical Training +||3|
|ECT 3367||Career and Technical Instructional Evaluation +||3|
|ECT 3945||Supervised Field Problems +||3|
|ECT 4380||Special Methods in Career and Technical Studies +||4|
|ECT 4560||Selection and Guidance of Career and Technical Studies Students +||3|
|ECT 4562||Introduction to Career and Technical Special Needs Education +||3|
|ECT 4930||Seminar +||3|
|MAN 3025||Management Fundamentals +||3|
|EME 4313||Digital Media Services Operations +||3|
Courses included in the major GPA
|Sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF’s requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or completion of all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater. Coursework should include content relevant to the student's career goals, related to business, psychology, communication, science, or technology. Students who wish to pursue Teacher Certification for CTE (awarded by individual school districts) should consult with the CTE advisor for appropriate coursework.||28|
Department: Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology
Method of Instruction:Online
Individuals who teach in Career and Technical education (CTE) content areas complete initial certification courses to receive permanent teaching credentials. The State of Florida requires all individuals who teach to complete courses designed to enhance skills in developing teaching and learning strategies for the CTE classroom.
|ECT 3004||Principles of Career and Technical Studies||4|
|ECT 4562||Introduction to Career and Technical Special Needs Education||3|
|One of the following:||3|
|Course Construction for Career and Technical Training (One of the following:)|
|Career and Technical Instructional Evaluation|
|One of the following:||4|
|Special Methods in Career and Technical Studies|
|Special Methods of Teaching Business Education|
|Strategies for Planning and Operating Health Occupations Education|
|Special Teaching Methods: Distributive Education|
Students wishing to pursue additional CTE endorsements can include these additional courses:
|ECT 5295||Curriculum and Staff Development for Career and Technical Education Programs||3|
|ECW 6695||School Involvement and Community Relations||3|
|ECT 5266||Administration and Supervision of Career and Technical Education Programs||3|
|ECW 5265||Coordination and Management of Cooperative Career and Technical Education Program||3|
|ECW 6561||Selection and Guidance of Career and Technical Studies||3|