Wayne State College
A Degree in Industrial Technology Education

Skilled and Technical Sciences Education (6-12)


As an industrial technology teacher, you’ll be showing the next generation how to build things with their hands. You’ll help them understand the concepts of communication, manufacturing, construction, and transportation systems. You’ll show them how to use the latest technology and software for production 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 education program balances technical training with organization management and teaching methods courses that will prepare you to share your knowledge and skills with secondary students.

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. However, you may add on the Skilled and Technical Sciences - Skilled Specific (9-12) supplemental endorsement.


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.S.

Hours required:
For field endorsement: 48
For education core: 32
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours

Popular pairings: Skilled and Technical Science Education - Skilled Specific (9-12), Coaching (7-12)

Popular minors: Drafting, Safety

Schools: 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 industrial technology education.

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
  • 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



Possible Careers

  • Industrial technology teacher
  • Manufacturing technologies instructor
  • Academic advisor
  • Industrial technology trainer
  • Vocational instructor
  • Production manager
  • Drafter
  • Construction manager
  • Superintendent



  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Corporations
  • 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.

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


  • 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.
Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

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.

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