Occupational Education Major

Occupational Education Requirements

Occupational Education is an individualized program available only in the B.A.S. degree. It is designed to enable students who have previous professional or technical education to work toward the baccalaureate degree. The 36-semester hour major includes an 18-semester hour core and an 18-semester hour specialization. Within the 18-semester hour core, students must take courses from each of four separate areas: communication, supervision, computer applications, and ethics. The 18-semester hour specialization must be completed from courses in the student's approved occupational/technical field. Of the 36 semester hours required for the major, 18 must be from upper level courses.

The following courses are required for the Occupational Education major:
RSWR 3345 – Research Writing Methods

Select three hours from the following two courses – Communication Area:
ENGL 4314 – Contemporary Usage
MGMT 3310 – Managerial Communication

Select three hours from the following three courses – Supervision Area:
CTED 3321 – Principles of Supervision for Education and Training
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
MGMT 3304 – Principles of Management

Select three hours from the following two courses – Computer Applications Area:
EDIT 4310 – Technology Tools for Instruction
MISM 3314 – Advanced Computer Applications

Select three hours from the following four courses – Ethics Area:
BUAD 4334 – Business Ethics
EDUC 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
PHIL 4319 – Ethics
PHIL/RLGN 4323 – Basic Christian Ethics

Select three hours from approved occupational education electives