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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.


  1. Rich integration between field placement experiences and coursework
  2. Multiple experiences in a range of teaching contexts and grade levels
  3. Emphasis on building instructional skills that intentionally support and engage all learners
  4. 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
  • Robotics
  • 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 .

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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 (Engineering and Technology)

The B.S.Ed. in Workforce Education (Engineering and Technology) admits for Fall semesters only.

Generally, students are ready to enter the major when they have ~60 hours completed or in progress, and have their Area I-VI core courses completed or in progress. Area VI and major courses must receive a grade of C or better. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to be eligible for student teaching for all teacher certification programs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Overall GPA of 2.50

Fall 2025 Major Admissions Timeline

  • Application Opens – December 20, 2024
  • Application Closes – TBD
  • Decisions Released – TBA

Admission Contact

John Mativo

Mary Frances Early College of Education 213 River's Crossing University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602 ‭706-583-8107

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Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

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