Secondary Career–Technical Education Option

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Students in initial teacher education programs know the content that they plan to teach and can explain important principles and concepts delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.
  2. Students in initial teacher education programs understand the relationship of content and content specific pedagogy and have a broad knowledge of instructional strategies that draws upon content and pedagogical knowledge and skills delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards to help all students learn.
  3. Students in initial teacher education programs are able to analyze educational research findings and incorporate new information into their practice.
  4. Students in initial teacher education programs assess and analyze student learning, make appropriate adjustments to instruction, monitor student learning, and have a positive effect on learning for all students.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
  2. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of evidence-based strategies through development of lesson plans identifying use of research-validated procedures and effective content pedagogy.
  3. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate skills related to classroom instruction during observed teaching episodes as assessed by a university supervisor and P-12 mentor teacher.
  4. Majors in initial teacher education programs will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through an “Effects on Student Learning” rating scale completed by the university supervisor.

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Workforce Education and Development: Secondary Career-Technical Education Option

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 42
Area F Requirements
EDUC 2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC 2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning and Teaching3
ACED 2900Basic Theory in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 2950Basic Skills in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 2960Intermediate Skills in Adult and Career Education3
All courses in Area F must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
College of Education and Human Services Health and Physical Education Requirements - required in Secondary Option6
KSPE 2000
KSPE 2150
Health and Wellness for Life
and First Aid - CPR
4
Two KSPE Fitness/Activity Courses2
Major Course Requirements60
PSYC 3130Educational Psychology for Teachers of Adults3
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace3
ACED 4410New Teacher Institute3
ACED 4430Advanced New Teacher Institute3
ACED 3600History and Philosophy of Career Education3
ACED 4710Classroom and Laboratory Management3
ACED 4670Techniques of Student Evaluation in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4810Contemporary Skills for the Workplace3
ACED 3650Ethics and Liability in Adult and Career Education3
SPEC 3000Serving Students with Diverse Needs3
ACED 4560Safety and Health in the Career Education Classroom3
ACED 3850Principles of Adult Education3
ACED 3500Beginning Adult and Career Teacher Competency Development3
ACED 3510Advanced Theory in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 3520Advanced Skills in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4780Internship in Teaching Career Education12
Guided Electives3
Total hours required for the degree126

Workforce Training and Development Option

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Program majors will demonstrate an acceptable level of content knowledge.
  2. Program majors will demonstrate an acceptable level of teaching competency in their major areas by planning, delivering, and assessing appropriate instruction for adult learners.
  3. Program majors will demonstrate the ability to develop appropriate curriculum/training programs as needed in the work environment.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Program majors are required to meet minimum documented work experience requirements.
  2. Program majors will be assessed on their ability to plan, deliver, and assess instruction as part of the course requirements for ACED 4690 (Methods of Instruction in Technical, Trade, and Industrial Education) for the adult learner.
  3. Program majors will be assessed on their ability to develop appropriate curriculum and training programs for the work environment as part of the course requirements for ACED 3860 (Program Development in Adult and Continuing Education).

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Workforce Education and Development: Workforce Training and Development Option

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)42
Area F Requirements18
Credit hours from completed approved technical college applied associate's degree program or the equivalent as evidenced by recognized industry-granted certificates, credentials, licences, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience
Major Course Requirements42
ACED 2050Communications for the Workplace3
ACED 2800Technical Organization Leadership3
ACED 3600History and Philosophy of Career Education3
ACED 3650Ethics and Liability in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 3850Principles of Adult Education3
ACED 3860Program Development in Adult and Continuing Education3
ACED 4510Curriculum Development in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4670Techniques of Student Evaluation in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4690Instructional Methods and Materials in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4710Classroom and Laboratory Management3
ACED 4810Contemporary Skills for the Workplace3
ACED 4820Project Management for Technical Leaders3
Electives6
Additional Approved Credits18
Credit hours from completed approved technical college applied associate's degree program or equivalent (spillover from Area F)
Total hours required for the degree120

Technical Leadership Option

The Technical Leadership Option is designed for students who complete either the cooperative Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with VSU and a Georgia technical college, a cooperative AAS degree through another cooperative arrangement (college/technical college) within the state of Georgia, or an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree from a Georgia technical college or a state-wide or federal registered apprenticeship.

Selected Educational Outcomes

Program graduates will:

  1. demonstrate an acceptable level of technical competency in job skills.
  2. demonstrate career planning skills.
  3. demonstrate project management skills.

Examples of Outcome Assessment

Program graduates will:

  1. be assessed through documentation that will provide evidence of technical competency via professional certifications or licenses, military training, prior learning, and/or satisfactory employment experience; or they will present credentials of satisfactory completion of a Registered Apprenticeship. Program graduates who must complete an internship, along with their job site supervisors will complete a post-practicum survey designed to identify program strengths and weaknesses.
  2. be assessed on their ability to develop a career plan directly related to their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4810.
  3. develop a project management plan in their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4820.

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Workforce Education and Development: Technical Leadership Option

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)42
Area F Requirements
ACED 1100Introduction to Business3
or ACED 2050 Communications for the Workplace
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace (or exemption exam)3
ACED 2800Technical Organization Leadership3
ACED 2900Basic Theory in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 2950Basic Skills in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 2960Intermediate Skills in Adult and Career Education3
Major Course Requirements42
ENGL 3010Professional Writing3
ACED 3600History and Philosophy of Career Education3
ACED 3800Multicultural Workforce Issues for Technical Leaders3
ACED 4050Workforce Development and Management for Technical Leaders3
ACED 4810Contemporary Skills for the Workplace3
ACED 4820Project Management for Technical Leaders3
ACED 4830Technology, Work and Performance for Technical Leaders3
ACED 3850Principles of Adult Education3
ACED 3510Advanced Theory in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 3520Advanced Skills in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4300Practicum in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4310Practicum in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 4320Practicum in Adult and Career Education3
Guided Elective (3000-4000 level)3
Registered Apprenticeship Credits18
Completion of a state-wide or federally registered apprenticeship that leads to a Journey Worker designation as defined by the US Department of Labor
Total Hours Required for the Degree120

Human Resource Development Option

Selected Educational Outcomes

Program graduates will:

  1. demonstrate an acceptable level of technical competency in job skills.
  2. demonstrate career-planning skills.
  3. demonstrate project management skills.
  4. Examples of Outcome Assessments

Program graduates will:

  1. be assessed through documentation that will provide evidence of technical competency via professional certifications or licenses, military training, prior learning, and/or satisfactory employment experience.
  2. be assessed on their ability to develop a career plan directly related to their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4810.
  3. develop a project management plan in their occupational area of specialization in ACED 4820.

Requirements for the B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Workforce Education and Development: Human Resource Option

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (see VSU Core Curriculum)42
Area F
Completion of an approved technical college applied associate's degree program or equivalent as evidenced by recognized industry granted certificates, credentials, licenses, military training, and/or prior learning/technical work experience
Major Course Requirements42
ACED 2050Communications for the Workplace3
ACED 2800Technical Organization Leadership3
ACED 3600History and Philosophy of Career Education3
ACED 3650Ethics and Liability in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 3800Multicultural Workforce Issues for Technical Leaders3
ACED 3850Principles of Adult Education3
ACED 3860Program Development in Adult and Continuing Education3
ACED 4050Workforce Development and Management for Technical Leaders3
ACED 4810Contemporary Skills for the Workplace3
ACED 4820Project Management for Technical Leaders3
PSYC 3800Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
MGNT 4000Human Resource Management3
Electives6
Additional Approved Credits18
Credit hours from completed approved technical college applied associate's degree program or equivalent (spillover from Area F)
Total Hours Required for the Degree120