Wayne State College
A Degree in Skilled and Technical Science Education

Skilled and Technical Sciences Education - Skilled Specific (9-12)


Pass on the art and science of a skilled and technical education to the next generation. With an endorsement in skilled and technical science, you’ll get to teach industrial arts classes related to architecture, construction, manufacturing, technology, engineering, mathematics, and transportation – all practical skills needed in the industrial world. You’ll be ready to teach in secondary schools and share your passion for technical skills.

Note: The skilled and technical sciences - skilled specific endorsement (9-12) is only available to those who are also completing a field endorsement in skilled and technical sciences education (6-12). Since you will already be completing this field endorsement, you are not required to choose any more endorsements to receive your B.A. or B.S.

Sample Program of Study


99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
For endorsement: 12
For industrial technology endorsement: 48
For education core: 27-33
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (education programs may require more)

Work experience: 1,000 verified hours employment in industry or 500 hours with trade certification/license

School: Business and TechnologyEducation and Behavioral Sciences

Departments: Technology and Applied Science, Educational Foundations and Leadership

Accreditation: Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), Nebraska Department of Education

Licensing and Certification: Wayne State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid for your degree to teach skilled and technical sciences.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • Teaching and instruction
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Analysis
  • Planning and coordinating
  • Professional code of conduct



Possible Careers

  • Industrial technology teacher
  • Manufacturing technologies teacher
  • Maintenance and repair teacher
  • STEM specialist
  • Construction teacher
  • Academic advisor
  • Welding instructor
  • Vocational instructor
  • Shop teacher



  • High schools
  • Business schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Training centers
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Construction companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Career development centers

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the skilled and technical sciences - skilled specific education program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Construction Student Activities


Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

Before graduating with your degree to teach skilled and technical science, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you will work closely with an experienced teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help you find employment opportunities.

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