Program Overview

University of Central Missouri offers a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education designed for individuals who have held positions in an occupation and are interested in pursuing a teaching career. This program is ideal for students who want broaden their knowledge base of occupational education and enhance their career opportunities. Graduates of this program may apply for Career Education teacher certification. Upon completion of the program, students may teach in high schools and community colleges that have career education programs. These programs may include adult evening schools, career centers, and various other related programs. Individuals will gain the ability to design programs for adult learners and work as trainers in industry and business training programs. When employed, students will instill skills in others that may be utilized in the workforce. The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education program prides itself on having a 93 percent placement rate for its graduates within six months of completion.
The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education program consists of 120 total credit hours. Students are required to complete general education coursework and prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program. Occupational education major coursework and elective coursework must be finished in order to earn the degree. Course topics that will be explored through this program include technology, technical writing, curriculum instruction, teaching methods, adult programs, educational psychology, problem solving, and more. Courses offered through this program are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional while working as trainers in educational settings.

This program follows an online program format. This format gives working students flexibility through their education. Students may maintain their current employment and family obligations while working towards their degree.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri, located in Warrensburg, Missouri, is a four-year, public university originally known as State Normal School District, #2. It later became Warrensburg Teachers College and went through several other name changes before becoming the University of Central Missouri in 1996. UCM focuses on "preparing its students to succeed in a world that is quickly changing. UCM’s academics, opportunities for leadership and programs provide students with the skills, experience and knowledge that will help them succeed in life."

    UCM offers programs for bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Harman College of Business and Professional Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Health, Science and Technology
    • Honors College

    Select online bachelor's and master's degrees are available through UCM Online. Online instructors are the same as classroom instructors.


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