Bachelor of Science in Education

 Workforce Education & Development 
(Workforce Training and Development Option)

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Workforce Education and Development (WED) is offered through the Department of Adult and Career Education. This degree is a fast-track program that is open to military and civilians alike. Workforce Education and Development prepares students for a career in training and development by teaching instructional planning, delivery and evaluation. Upon completion of this degree program, students will be equipped to teach others, plan, supervise, conduct and evaluate training programs in settings such as technical and community colleges, industry or government.

Previous work experiences, related to the students' areas of technical expertise, are a vital component in the overall preparation of graduates to prepare them to serve as instructors in their technical fields. A unique feature of this degree program is the opportunity for 30 college credits to be awarded for seven and one-half years of validated work experience in accepted occupational fields.Applications for credit must be approved by the student's advisor and VSU academic administrators prior to the awarding of credits.

The academic course requirements for the WED include 60 semester hours of core courses followed by 60 semester hours of major courses.The program consists of thirteen major courses. If a student has completed all VSU core requirements it could take approximately fifteen months to complete this degree. However, if core requirements have not been satisfied it could take considerable longer depending upon the number of courses a student has yet to complete. This program is offered off-campus at Moody AFB  and at the Kings Bay SubmarineNaval base. It utilizes a weekend format (Fridays 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) which allows students flexibility in attending class. Three classes are offered each semester for four semesters and each class meets three weekends. Classes are spread out over the entire semester so students are taking only one class at a time.

If interested in attending class at the Moody location please feel free to contact our office at 229.257.4163 or email us at moody@valdosta.edu. If interested in the Kings Bay location, please contact the VSU Kings Bay campus. Information can also be obtained from the Department of Adult and Career Education at (229) 333-5928.

 

Degree Plan - Printable Version

Course Schedules

Tentative Undergraduate Course Schedule

Course Descriptions

University Core Curriculum Requirements
(Choices for areas A-E )

60 Sem Hrs

AREA A

Essential Skills

9 Hours

 
  • ENGL 1101
  • ENGL 1102
  • One MATH course

AREA B

Institutional Options

4 Hours

 
  • Two Perspective Courses

AREA C

Humanities/Fine Arts

6 Hours

 
  • One ENGL Literature course
  • One Humanities/Fine Arts course

AREA D

Science, Math and Technology

11 Hours

 
  • Two Science with lab courses ( 8 hours)
  • One Science/Math/Technology course (3 hours)

AREA E

Social Sciences

12 Hours

 
  • US History course (HIST 2111 or 2112)
  • POLS 1101
  • Two Social Science courses

AREA F

Courses Appropriate to the Major

18 Hours

 
  • ACED 2050 - Communications for the Workplace

  • ACED 2400 - Computer Technology for the Workplace

  • ACED 2900 - Basic Theory in ACED (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 2950 - Basic Skills in ACED (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 2960 - Intermediate Skills in ACED (experiential credit course)

  • Elective from Areas A-E

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

Major Course Requirements

60 Sem Hrs

 
  • ACED 3500 - Beg. Adult and Career Teacher Compet Dev (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 3510 - Advanced Theory in ACED (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 3520 - Advanced Skills in ACED (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 3600 - History and Philosophy of Career Education

  • ACED 3650 - Ethics and Liability in Adult & Career Education

  • ACED 3850 - Principles of Adult Education

  • ACED 3860 - Program Development in Adult & Continuing Education

  • ACED 4510 - Curriculum Development in Adult & Career Education

  • ACED 4560 - Safety and Health in the Career Education Classroom

  • ACED 4670 - Techniques of Student Evaluation in Adult & Career Education

  • ACED 4680 - Instructional Material Development in Adult and Career Education

  • ACED 4690 - Methods of Instruction in Adult & Career Education

  • ACED 4810 - Contemporary Skills for the Workplace

  • ACED 4300 - Practicum in Adult & Career Education (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 4310 - Practicum in Adult & Career Education (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 4320 - Practicum in Adult & Career Education (experiential credit course)

  • ACED 4600 - Directed Study in Adult & Career Education

  • ACED 4820 - Project Management for Technical Professionals

  • Guided Elective

  • Guided Elective

Experiential credit course - documented military service OR 7 1/2 years of validated work experience in accepted occupational fields.

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

NOTE: Students MUST take a minimum of 30 semester hours from VSU in order to meet residency requirements.

Completion of this program does NOT qualify the student for secondary teacher certification.

Adult and Career Education contacts: 

Dr. Diane Wright, WED Advisor, 229.333.5614

Wendy Miller, Sr. Secretary, 229.333.5928