Rapid technological changes have generated strong demand for technical teachers in Michigan. Graduates can expect excellent career opportunities in industry, secondary and vocational education.
The skills and experience you develop during your education degree prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Community education officer
Early years teacher
English as a foreign language teacher
Further education teacher
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
Family support worker
Museum education officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Technical skills and the training to teach them to others are a valuable combination in education today. If you relate well to others and enjoy working with your hands and mind, you are well suited for a worthwhile and rewarding career in technical education. The Ferris State University technical education program provides a balanced mix of courses in three major areas: professional education, field experience and liberal arts education. a third of the courses required for graduation will be in the major's chosen field. Technical education students also must complete occupational work experience. A field experience in which students work with young people in public schools is required, along with a full-time directed teaching assignment in a vocational/technical program at an area vocational center or high school.
Programme Structure School and Work and Society Secondary General Methods I Fndtions of Career & Tech Ed I Fndations Career & Tech Ed II Teaching Special Needs Secondary General Methods II Tchg Reading-Secondary Areas Intro to the Professn of Teach Life Span Human Growth - Devel Principles Teaching - Learning
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements You need the following GPA score: Required score: 2 Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale). Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F). High school students and transfer students with 29 credit hours or less must possess a high school grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 15. Transfer students with 30 credit hours or more must possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students transferring into the program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.