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Industrial (Vocational, Career, and Technical) Education


This degree program (reference number 599) is designed to meet the increasing need for more and better qualified teachers in the nation’s expanding programs of vocational-industrial and technology education.



The courses listed below are the curriculum requirements for this degree. You can see detailed course descriptions by clicking the WKU Course Search link to your right. In the dropdown box, choose the appropriate subject area and click "Go".


Industrial Education Components

Credits are selected from the specialization components of the curriculum standards for the High School Certificate Degree Program with an area of concentration in Industrial Education-Preparation and Orientation Levels (Technology Education).

Eighteen hours of credit may be earned by passing the written and performance components of the competency exam administered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute. The competency exam must be in the teaching field (Preparation only).

Work Experience: 4,000 clock hours of supervised work experience or four years of successful and appropriate occupational experience in the teaching area (two of the four years must have been within the last five years). Total 48 hours.


Professional Education Component - Preparation (23 hours)

PSY 310 - 3 hours

AMS 330 - 1 hour

EXED 330 - 3 hours

AMS 331 - 3 hours

AMS 329 - 3 hours

AMS 333 - 3 hours

AMS 334 - 3 hours

AMS 435 - 4 hours

(SEC 435 must be completed for 8 hours of credit. Four years of teaching experience may substitute for 4 hours of student teaching).

For more information on the Industrial Vocational Career and Technical Education program, please contact Dr. Brent Askins.

Office:  Environmental Science & Tech 210
Phone:  270-745-4433

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