Workforce Development and Education
EdS Degree

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EdS Degree

The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning offers a Specialist in Education degree with a major in Workforce Development and Education. This program is designed to provide preparation for individuals interested in advanced study and research in professions such as human resource development, industrial education, technology education and technical teacher education. Within the program, students may specialize in the areas of technology management, vocational administration, or in management, consulting, facilitation or instructional design and technology. The Specialist in Education degree may be used to develop specialization in an area to support a doctoral program, or it may be considered as a terminal professional degree. The program is developed on the basis of the student’s academic background and professional interests.

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  • About EdS Program
  • Career Options

Options available for the degree include:

    Option I: Thesis
        This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

    Option II: Research Problem
        This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.

  • Workforce Development Specialist
  • Professional Skills Development Specialist
  • Vocational Education Teacher

About Technology and Workforce Learning Department

The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning includes several undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Programs of study include two-year associate and certificate programs as well as several undergraduate degree programs in the Electrical Technology, Workforce Development, Vocational Teacher Education, Technology and Engineering Education, and Wood Technology.  Graduate programs in Career and Technical Education, Technology, and Human Resource Development are also available.  In addition, one post-graduate program in Workforce Development and Education (Ed.S) is also available.

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