Technical Education and Industry Training, B.S.

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The Technical Education and Industry Training program offers upper division courses via the World Wide Web. The Bachelor of Science degree program primarily serves adults who enroll part-time while working and managing the responsibilities of daily life.

This program is for individuals with technical coursework and/or work experience who wish to teach in middle or secondary schools, correctional institutions, post-secondary adult technical institutes, community colleges, or to become technical trainers in business or industry. The mentored internship experience is the culminating course and, based upon the student’s professional goals, is typically completed over one to two semesters in a school or industry setting, or as an intern with the UCF program faculty assisting in teaching Web-based courses.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements established by the university, students must fulfill the General Education Program (GEP) requirements or the equivalent, (i.e., an A.A. degree from an approved Florida community college), and must complete prerequisite coursework. The minimum overall GPA requirement is 2.5 and students are expected to fulfill all general graduation requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Program of Study (2016-17 Catalog)

Core courses are available in a Web-based format. Depending upon the student’s specialization of interest, some elective courses may require class attendance. Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. More information is available here.

Program Prerequisite Requirements

(Not all of the prerequisite courses are available online)

  • EDF 2005: Introduction to the Teaching Profession
  • EDF 2085: Introduction to Diversity for Educators
  • EME 2040: Introduction to Technology for Educators

Core Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

  • ADE 4382: Teaching Adult Learners in Technical Programs
  • ECT 3062: Professional Roles of the Career & Technical Teacher
  • ECT 3365: General Methods/Testing Evaluation in Career & Technical Education
  • ECT 3367: Evaluation of Career & Technical Education Instruction
  • ECW 3564: Special Populations in Career & Technical Education
  • ECT 4004: Principles and Practices of Technical Education
  • ECT 4184: Curriculum Development Techniques for Industry Training
  • ECT 4384: Advanced Teaching Techniques for Career Education
  • ECT 4815: Safety in the Technical Education Class & Lab

Select one from the following:

  • BTE 4410: Course Construction in Business Education
  • ECW 3312: Course Construction for Health Occupations Teachers
  • ECT 3371: Course Construction in Industrial Education

Technical Specialization Requirements (27 Credit Hours)

Students must complete an area of specialization through occupation-specific courses approved by an advisor.

Upper Division Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Selected with advisor’s approval.

Directed Field Experience (12 Credit Hours)

The Technical Specialization must be satisfied and all courses must be completed prior to registering for the Directed Field Experience. This supervised internship may be completed in an educational or industrial setting, or with the UCF program faculty assisting in teaching Web-based courses.

For additional information contact:

Jo Ann M. Whiteman, Ed.D.

College of Education and Human Performance


Career Opportunities

  • educator
  • instructional coordinator
  • professional development trainer
  • technical trainer
  • vocational teacher

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