BSEd in Workforce Education (Engineering and Technology)
The B.S.Ed. in Workforce Education initial certification program offers rich coursework and rigorous field experiences that prepare you to teach in middle- and high-school engineering and technology education classrooms. You will develop a strong community through small, cohort-based classes and gain hands-on experience every semester, as you work toward your teaching certification.
- Rich integration between field placement experiences and coursework
- Multiple experiences in a range of teaching contexts and grade levels
- Emphasis on building instructional skills that intentionally support and engage all learners
- Opportunities to work with youth in career technical student organizations
Program coursework intentionally interweaves hands-on experiences in secondary classrooms with an exploration of pedagogies and methods in deliberately sequenced coursework. The cohort model allows students to learn what it means to teach alongside a community of peers working in similar placements and in the same sequence of courses. Further, students work with a dedicated community of experienced mentor teachers who work alongside faculty and university supervisors as teacher educators.
During the course of the program, all candidates will have an opportunity to work with children in each of the grade bands as required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The grade bands are 6-8 and 9-12.
Courses will include an emphasis on:
- Engineering design
- Engineering systems in society
- Foundations of workforce education
- Clinically-rich field experiences with expert mentors
Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found by visiting the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal .
Download a Four-Year Plan (PDF)
In typical cohort years, this program admits approximately 25 students. Candidates whose grades do not represent their future potential should use the essay portions of the application to make the case for admission.
Prior to application, you should consult with the Office of Undergraduate Advising in 612 Aderhold Hall. They can advise you on how to arrange your program of study prior to application, so you are well positioned for enrollment if accepted.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
- Overall minimum GPA of 2.8
- No more than nine hours remaining in Core Areas I-VI (not including in-progress coursework)
- Completion of (or current enrollment in) ENGR 1120 and MATH 2260
- No grade lower than C in General Education Area VI
Special Requirements Upon Admission
- Teacher certification candidates must (1) earn a GaPSC Pre-Service Certificate prior to beginning field experience and (2) complete several assessments prior to certification
How to Apply
Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia
Students must be accepted to UGA before entering into a College of Education program.
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Part 2: Apply to the B.S.Ed. in Workforce Education
If you are in the process of completing the required core coursework, you may be provisionally accepted contingent upon satisfactory completion of the required courses while maintaining the required minimum 3.0 GPA for admission.
Fall Semester Major Admissions Timeline
- Application Opens – December 20th
- Application Deadline - January 21st, at 11:59 p.m..
- Decisions Released – February 2nd
- College of Education major application
- Official transcript(s) (for external transfer student applicants only)
Please have your official transcripts sent electronically to Laurie Zielinski . If you have any questions, please email Zielinski.
Apply to the Program
Applications are evaluated by a committee of program faculty members. The rubric-based evaluation process holistically examines applicant materials, including consideration of GPA, written application materials, documented experiences working with adolescents, etc. Candidates in the application pool are then ranked in response to rubric scores, which are tabulated by each participating faculty member.
Simply meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee acceptance to the program. Applicants who are not accepted may apply again in the next application cycle.
Admission decisions will be made by early February for Fall admission. You will be notified about the admission decision via email by the program coordinator or other program contact.
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