Undergraduate Degree Programs

A page that outlines the area of study for an Undergraduate degree in the Workforce Education and Development program in the College of Education


Penn State's Workforce Education and Development program offers certificate programs as well as undergraduate degree programs leading to a bachelor of education.

Students interested in these programs leading to the bachelor's degree in Workforce Education and Development should be employed, or wish to be employed, as faculty members, trainers, administrators, or researchers in settings emphasizing education for work in private sector firms, schools, occupational home economics, cooperative education, youth apprenticeship, or employment and training.

Associate Degree

The Associate Degree in WF ED can serve as a stand-alone credential or a stepping stone to the B.S. in WF ED.

Bachelors Degree

Workforce Education and Development (WF ED) at Penn State is a unique college program for people who have completed career and technical education (vo-tech) programs in high school or postsecondary technical colleges.

Information on Workplace Learning and Performance (WLP) Emphasis

The WLP emphasis in WF ED is offered in collaboration with Penn State Continuing Education. This emphasis is designed for working professionals in any industry and covers a full range of subjects including: supervision, training and development, project management, safety and health, to name a few.

The WLP emphasis in WF ED offers four Certificate Programs, an Associate Degree, and the Bachelor of Science Degree, providing you with the step-up opportunity. The occupational learning experiences and the credits earned through an accredited technical/professional associate degree and/or the Associate Degree and Certificates in WF ED may contribute to completing the courses for the BS Degree. For more information, contact:

Student Services Academic Advising

Dr. Mark Threeton ()

Tel: 814-863-5361

411E Keller Building

University Park , PA 16802