Teaching and Training Technical Professionals
Teaching and Training Technical Professionals (formerly Postsecondary Technical Education) offers great flexibility for returning adult students and is focused on the adult learner. While it provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to design a curriculum, teach it to adults and assess the learners and the program, all learners become proficient in the use of learning with technology.
Students from various backgrounds, including medical assistants, police officers, accountants and computer technicians, obtain these degrees to train others in the skills needed for success within the workplace. And, the 32 hours of Professional Education credits can be taken completely online.
Major areas of study include:
- adult learning theories
- curriculum development
- instructional techniques
- use of technology in instructional design and delivery
A degree or certificate in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals provides individuals with the skills needed to successfully teach/train others in educational, business or military settings.
Teaching and Training Technical Professionals program faculty conduct research in:
- postsecondary technical teacher education
- curriculum development
- women’s career development
- distance learning delivery systems
There are three main computer labs in Zook Hall, and several technology-enhanced classrooms used for teaching purposes and a fully developed distance learning classroom.
B.S. in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals
The Teaching and Training Technical Professionals program at The University of Akron includes academic study in three areas, with a minimum of 128 semester hours required for graduation: General Studies, 42; Technical Specialty, 51-60; and Professional Education, 32.
The 32 semester hours within Professional Education must be completed at The University of Akron, and can be taken completely online. Here is the list of required Professional Education courses.
|5400:401||Learning with Technology||3|
|5400:405||Workplace Education for
Youth and Adults
|5400:415||Training in Business and Industry||3|
|5400:430||Systematic Curriculum Design
for Postsecondary Education
|5400:435||Systematic Instructional Design
in Postsecondary Education
|5400:475||Instructional Practice Seminar||3|
|5400:480||Diverse Postsecondary Learners||3|
|5400:490||Modifying Online Instruction||2|
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