Workforce Development and Education (WDE)
The Workforce Development and Education program at Ohio State prepares educators for the future in schools, the workplace and organizations.
Students in our academic programs and courses are prepared to become successful professionals in adult learning and human resource development, business education, career and technical education, and family and consumer sciences education.
Our faculty conduct cutting edge research on the connections between work and learning that transforms professional practice and organizational performance.
Workforce Development and Education is committed to quality instruction, accessibility to our programs, research and international engagement through research and service.
Graduate Degree Programs
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education
This program emphasizes the theory, research and practice of education and training for the workplace in a variety of settings, including K-16 education, private organizations, government agencies and non-profits.
Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education – Business Education
The master’s program prepares professionals to become licensed integrated business educators in Ohio public and private schools.
Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education – Career and Technical Education
The career and technical education master’s degree develops you into highly trained educator who can prepare secondary and adult learners for a workforce that is continually evolving.
Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education – Family and Consumer Sciences Education
A master’s degree specializing in family and consumer sciences prepares you to become a licensed Ohio teacher focused on the success of families, work and relationships.
Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education – Adult Education and Human Resource Development
Learn the unique needs of adult learners and organizations, professional development and the integration of technology and teaching online.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Education, Technical Education and Training – Business Education Teacher Education
The bachelor’s program specializing in business education prepares you for a career as a licensed teacher in Ohio public and private schools.
Bachelor of Science in Education, Technical Education and Training – Career and Technical Education
Specializing in career and technical education prepares you to become an educator preparing the next generation of workforce.
Bachelor of Science in Education, Technical Education and Training – Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Ready yourself for a career as an Ohio licensed teacher who educates students in essential life skills such as financial literacy, healthy living and child development.
Career-Technical Workforce Development Teacher Licensure (Licensure-only)
The licensure-only program is designed for professionals hired and sponsored by a school district or correctional institution to teach career and technical education, and needs to meet the requirements for an Ohio career-technical workforce development teaching license.