Workforce Development and Education

Graduate Program: Workforce Development and Education

Workforce Development and Education Graduate Program

The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning offers a Specialist in Education degree with a major in Workforce Development and Education. This program is designed to provide preparation for individuals interested in advanced study and research in professions such as human resource development, industrial education, technology education and technical teacher education. Within the program, students may specialize in the areas of technology management, vocational administration, or in management, consulting, facilitation or instructional design and technology. The Specialist in Education degree may be used to develop specialization in an area to support a doctoral program, or it may be considered as a terminal professional degree. The program is developed on the basis of the student’s academic background and professional interests.

Why Pitt State?

Options available for the degree include:

    Option I: Thesis
        This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

    Option II: Research Problem
        This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.

Career Options

  • Workforce Development Specialist
  • Professional Skills Development Specialist
  • Vocational Education Teacher

Learn more about the Department of Technology and Workforce Learning

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Master's degree
  • Resume
  • Letter of application


Students in the Workforce Development and Education program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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