Program of Study for Director / Administrative Certification

Candidates for the Vocational Director Certificate must qualify for admission to the Graduate School of Penn State.

Candidates for the Vocational Director Certificate must meet relevant vocational education teaching experience requirements of Pennsylvania certification regulations:  Three (3) years for Vocational Administrative Director. Please refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Education information page for more information on eligibility requirements for Vocational Director Certification.

Candidates for the Vocational Director Certification must complete the Praxis series School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) - #6011 examination.

Vocational Director Certification Courses Leading to the M.Ed. or M.S. Degree

Course #

Course Name or Requirement

Credits

WF ED 508

 Workforce Education Management

3

WF ED 518

 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership/WFED

3

WF ED 528

 Fiscal and Facilities Management

3

WF ED 529

 Ethical Issues in WF ED

3

WF ED 538

 Administering Personnel Services

3

WF ED 546
OR
WF ED 560

 Work Based Education
                OR
 History and Philosophy of WF ED


3

WF ED 595B

 WF ED Administrative Internship  

3

EDLDR  576

 The Law and Education

3

Total Credits Required for Certification

24

Master of Science Degree (In Addition to Vocational Director Certification Courses)

Course #

Course Name or Requirement

Credits

STAT 500
OR
WF ED 540

 Applied Statistics (World Campus Only)
          OR
 Data Analysis

3

WF ED 550

 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership/WFED

3

WF ED 596

 Fiscal and Facilities Management

3

 

 Thesis, essay, or paper approved by advisor

 

Total Credits Required

9

Master of Education Degree (In Addition to Vocational Director Certification Courses)

Course #

Course Name or Requirement

Credits

STAT 500
OR
WF ED 540

 Applied Statistics (World Campus Only)
          OR
 Data Analysis

3

 

 Workforce Education Elective

3

WF ED 596

 Fiscal and Facilities Management

3

 

 Credit outside of WF ED major

6

Total Credits Required

15