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Preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers is the goal of workforce education. As business and industry demands a more highly skilled workforce, career and technical teachers strive to give students problem-solving experiences, real-world training scenarios and critical thinking practice. By drawing on their work experience, workforce educators can help students enter their careers ready to succeed in a highly competitive and ever-changing world.

About the Program

Delivered completely online, this program is designed for working professionals and individuals with previous experience through employment or military service, as well as those who have earned an associate's degree and wish to continue their studies. In some cases, it also is available to high school graduates.

All course work can be completed from a distance through the University of Missouri. As a student in this online bachelor's degree program, you'll have all the benefits of earning a degree from a well-established, nationally respected university, with the convenience of an online platform that helps you balance your career and personal life.

Career Options

This program will prepare you for positions working with adult learners at community colleges, in workforce development programs, in human resource training departments and in continuing professional education activities. It provides not only the broad-based education of a four-year degree, but also a foundation in curriculum design, workforce teaching methods, and other aspects of the field of adult education.

This program is suitable for those who want to work with educational programs focused on:

  • Allied health occupations
  • Medical technology
  • Business & entrepreneurship
  • Telecommunications and electronic technology
  • Construction trades
  • Culinary arts and food science
  • Digital media production
  • Automotive technology
  • Small and marine engine repair
  • Computer applications
  • Industrial and manufacturing processes
  • Other technical and professional areas

Note: This degree does not lead to state certification to teach in the public school system.