Education - Technical Education and Training
College: Education and Human Ecology
Technical education and training consists of three specializations. Business education teacher education (BETE) leads to Ohio teacher licensure in integrated business for grades 7–12. Family and consumer sciences education is designed for individuals interested in teaching the subject area for grades 7–12. Career and technical education is designed for individuals who are teaching or wish to teach technical subjects in high schools, career centers, correctional facilities, community and technical colleges, and other related educational institutions.
Students who come to Ohio State to study technical education and training directly enroll as pre-majors with the potential to apply for the major once a significant amount of the General Education and pre-major courses have been completed. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.75. The selection process is competitive and the completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students should consult their academic advisor as they near completion of the pre-education requirements to discuss the application process for the major.
Students pursuing the BETE specialization complete course work and field experience (student teaching) to fulfill Ohio teacher licensure requirements. Students pursuing career and technical education complete core course work in addition to courses in a content area selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Graduates of the business education track in technical education and training will be eligible for Ohio teacher licensure in integrated business for grades 7–12.
The Workforce Development and Education Student Forum provides opportunities for students to learn about career opportunities and workforce development initiatives in central Ohio, and gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to socialize with each other and with their faculty.
There is presently a shortage of qualified teachers in integrated business education, and graduates of the business education track will find a robust job market awaiting them.
Students who complete the career and technical education specialization are eligible for positions teaching technical subjects in high schools, career centers, correctional facilities, community/technical colleges and other related educational institutions. They may also find opportunities to work in a variety of corporate settings as corporate trainers or managers in business and industry. These positions involve planning, organizing and directing a variety of training activities such as on-the-job training and in-service programs to develop new skills.
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