The Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Teacher Education and the Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Training prepare persons for instructional responsibilities in vocational education, industrial training, and other related fields. Both programs include content applicable to state of Idaho standards for vocational teachers (Idaho Certification Standards for Professional School Personnel, Revised 1988, Idaho State Board of Education). Vocational Teacher Education emphasizes teaching in public vocational schools, while Corporate Training is targeted for those who plan a career in business and industry training. Virtually all students majoring in these degree programs are employed full time. The coursework is delivered in the evening. A student who prefers to go to school full time may take general education courses and electives during the day and thereby accelerate completion of the program. For additional information contact the Department of Home Economics and Vocational Teacher Education.
Field of Specialization
Students enrolled in either major must possess a technical specialization in at least one occupational area such as agriculture mechanics, aircraft mechanics, air conditioning, auto body repair, auto mechanics, auto parts distribution, business equipment repair, civil technology, construction, cosmetology, data processing technology, dental assistance, diesel mechanics, drafting and design technology, electrical technology, electronics technology, fire technology, food service, graphic arts, health occupations, health physics, law enforcement and security, machine shop, merchandising, millwright mechanics, nuclear technology, secretarial occupations, small gasoline engine repair, upholstery, water/waste treatment, welding or other recognized fields of specialization offered in a post-secondary vocational-technical system, or in employee training programs in business and industry.
Credit toward the B.S. in Vocational Teacher Education must be earned in four specific areas:
Vocational Teacher Education majors and Corporate Training majors must complete the University General Education Requirements for the B.S. degree. These requirements are listed in the section of catalog titled Graduation Requirements, General Education Requirements and Academic Regulations. Transfer policy, alternate means to satisfy General Education Requirements, and general education and major field requirements, as listed in the Graduation Requirements section, also apply to these majors.
Professional Education 40 credit hours minimum.
Vocational Teacher Education Requirements
HEC 200 Human Growth and Development 2 cr EDUC 323 Motivation, Learning, and Assessment 3 cr VED 401 Foundations of Occupational Education 3 cr VTE 402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 cr VTE 403 Occupational Education Methods 3 cr VED 444 Guidance and Special Needs Concepts for Vocational Education 3 cr VED 455 Methods of Teaching Adults 2 cr VTE 464 Instructional Facilities Management 3 cr VTE 467 Practicum: Student Teaching 3-8 cr VED 468 Techniques of Teaching Cooperative Education 3 cr
Vocational Teacher Education Electives
EDUC 333 Content Area Reading 3 cr MGT 215 Small Business Management 3 cr MGT 312 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr SOC 248 Local and National Minorities 3 cr VTE 397 Professional Education Development 1-2 cr VTE 420 Selected Topics 6 cr VED 445 Advanced Concepts for Special Needs 3 cr VTE 461 Directed Studies 1-4 cr VTE 480 Advanced Technical Competency 1-4 cr
Corporate Training Requirements
VED 401 Foundations of Occupational Education 3 cr VTE 402 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 cr VTE 403 Occupational Education Methods 3 cr C T 431 Supervision and Human Relations in Occupational Training (Fall 89) 3 cr C T 457 Methods of Teaching Adults 3 cr VTE 464 Instructional Facilities Management 3 cr C T 465 Practicum: Industry Training 1-3 cr HEC 200 Human Growth and Development 2 cr OR MGT 373 Personnel Management 3 cr EDUC 323 Motivation, Learning, and Assessment 3 cr MGT 312 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr
Corporate Training Electives
VTE 397 Professional Education Development 1-3 cr VTE 461 Directed Studies 1-4 cr VTE 480 Advanced Technical Competency 1-4 cr SOC 112 Social Problems 3 cr SOC 248 Local and National Minorities 3 cr MGT 373 Personnel Management 3 cr MGT 480 Labor Law and Legislation 3 cr MGT 483 Industrial Relations 3 cr POLS 409 Community and Regional Planning 3 cr POLS 454 Public Personnel Administration 3 cr
The VTE and CT elective lists are suggested. The student will propose an elective program based on his/her career plans. The plan must be approved by the assigned departmental advisor.