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:
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:
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.
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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A degree in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals prepares graduates to primarily teach subjects within a technical specialty at the postsecondary level. Individuals will be required to use technology in the classroom or alternative theory environment. Common technical specialties of graduates include:
The student, with prior approval of the adviser, may select other career areas.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: