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Skilled and Technical Science Education (9-12)

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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 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.

Sample Program of Study

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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.
The skilled and technical science endorsement is only available to those who are also completing a field endorsement in industrial technology education. 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.


Hours required:
For endorsement: 12
For industrial technology endorsement: 48
For professional education: 27-33
General education: 41
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


Popular pairings: Industrial Technology Education (6-12), Coaching (7-12)


School: Business and Technology, Education and Counseling


Departments: Technology and Applied Science, Educational Foundations and Leadership


Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Nebraska Department of Education

Education 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 science.

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

Skills Learned

  • Principles of career education
  • Selection and placement of students
  • Supervision techniques
  • Training evaluation
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Planning and coordinating
  • Professional code of conduct

 

Careers

Possible Careers

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

Employers

Employers

  • 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, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. 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 a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

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

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

 

WSC Service Learning

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

Opportunities

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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