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 industrial technology education.
The skilled and technical sciences education program, formerly known as the industrial technology education program, is the endorsement you need to become a shop teacher or instructor of trade and technical sciences. In the skilled and technical sciences education program, you’ll be showing the next generation how to build things with their hands. You’ll help them understand the concepts of drafting, manufacturing, construction, and transportation systems. You’ll show them how to use the latest technology and software for industrial technology and manufacturing purposes. If these things sound like your own interests, consider a skilled and technical sciences education degree at Wayne State College. You’ll get to use your passion for hands-on education and contribute to the next generation of builders and engineers. This teacher education program balances technical training with organization management and teaching methods courses that will prepare you to share your skills and use your training in classroom and lab settings.
Note: If you choose the skilled and technical sciences education field endorsement, you are not required to choose any other endorsements to receive your B.A. or B.S.
Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey
Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
For field endorsement: 48
For education core: 27-33
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours
Popular pairings: Skilled and Technical Science Education - Skilled Specific (9-12), Coaching (7-12)
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.
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.
- Teaching and instruction
- Leadership and organization
- Communication and presentation
- Drafting and design
- Computer-aided design (CAD) software
- Manufacturing processes and systems
- Construction technology and electronics
- Welding theory and fabrication
- Cabinetry and millwork
- Planning and coordinating
- Professional code of conduct
- Industrial technology teacher
- Manufacturing technologies instructor
- Academic advisor
- Industrial technology trainer
- Vocational instructor
- Production manager
- Construction manager
- Middle schools
- High schools
- Business schools
- Colleges and universities
- Training centers
- Manufacturing companies
- Vocational schools
- Construction companies
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 education program.
Vaughn Benson, Ph.D.
Outside the Classroom
At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.
Clubs and Organizations
- American Society of Safety Professionals
- Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
- NSEA Aspiring Educators (Nebraska State Education Association)
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.
- Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA) - Develop your classroom skills and get paid at the same time.
- Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
- Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Before graduating with your degree to teach industrial technology, 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 industrial technology teacher to gain classroom teaching experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help you find employment opportunities.