Educational Studies

Workforce Development and Education (WDE)

Preparing educators for the future in schools, the workplace, and organizations.

The Workforce Development and Education section offers academic programs and courses to prepare professionals in human resource development and adult learning, career and technical education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, and school nurse.

We conduct cutting edge research on the connections between work and learning, and publish the results to transform professional practice and organizational behavior.

WDE is committed to quality instruction, accessibility to our programs, research, and international engagement through research and service.

WDE Undergraduate Programs


WDE Graduate Programs


Teacher License/Endorsement

Graduate Student Planning and Annual Review Forms

Section Head

Chris Zirkle, PhD
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University
College of Education and Human Ecology

For more information about WDE, please:
Email: wde@ehe.osu.edu
Phone: 614-247-6676

Please leave a voicemail if you do not get an answer.

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