Overview

Master of Education in Workforce Education

Earning your M.Ed. in Workforce Education is invaluable if you teach in a public school, a technical college or work in business and industry. This degree will provide you with the expertise to guide student learning in career and technical education for both academic and industry settings. The program addresses the current skills you need to manage careers within a global economy, cultivate work ethic and communication skills and develop capacity for innovation.

Offered through the College of Education, the University of Georgia’s online M.Ed. in Workforce Education is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in education with a specialization in an area of Career and Technical Education (CTE) such as Agricultural, Business, Engineering and Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science Technology, Marketing or Trade and Industrial Education. The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. 

The UGA Workforce Education program was ranked the #1 graduate technical/vocational program in the country by US News & World Report.

University of Georgia online graduate education programs are ranked #6 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Accreditations

University of Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access.

Cost

Tuition & Fees

Online Tuition $629 per credit hour 36 credit hours $22,644 USD
Student Fees $597 per semester 5 semesters $3,582 USD
Total Program Cost     $26,226 USD

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Bursar's Office website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $366 in that semester.

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.

Other Costs

Additional costs may include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section). 

Admissions

Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Degree:  36 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: 6

With proper approval, six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred onto the student's program of study. A request for transfer of credit cannot be made until a student has been admitted at UGA as a prospective candidate for a degree. The transfer credit must be included on the program of study.

Courses to be transferred onto a graduate student transcript must meet the following requirements: taken at an accredited institution, falls within the 6 year course time limit, received a grade of B or better, and not used to fulfill requirements for another degree.

Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates for the M.Ed. must hold a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably within a Career and Technical Education area however, other academic backgrounds will also be considered.  Admissions are evaluated holistically, and recommendations for admission are based on an applicant’s qualifications, recommendations, statement, match with faculty interests, and the program’s capacity. 

Among other indicators of academic promise, candidates should possess:

  • A strong undergraduate GPA with usual acceptance being 3.0 or higher. 
  • A strong Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 286 or more OR a strong Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 402 or more. As required by the Graduate School, these scores are valid until September 15 following the 5th anniversary of the testing date. Otherwise, applicants must take one of the tests again.

Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Persons holding a bachelor's degree from any institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate School.

Application Checklist

  1. Application – Submit the Graduate School application online.
  2. Test Scores – Send recent official entrance test scores (less than five years old) to the graduate school. UGA institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813  
    1. GRE or MAT
    2. International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  3. Statement of Intent – Send to the department graduate coordinator. A statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate their intent for the online program in their statement.
  4. Letters of Recommendation – Submit three letters of recommendation online to the graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.
  5. Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department graduate coordinator.
  6. Official Transcripts – Send one copy to the graduate school AND one copy to the department graduate coordinator

Application Deadlines

  • Fall:  July 1
  • Spring:  November 15
  • Summer:  May 1

International Applicants

  • Fall:  April 15
  • Spring:  October 15
  • Summer:  February 15

Registration deadlines vary per semester. The UGA Office of the Registrar website provides up-to-date information on registration dates.

Curriculum

Program Structure

This fully online M.Ed. program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, consisting of 12, 3 semester hour courses. Two courses are recommended each academic term (including summers).  Students are assigned an academic advisor who will advise them by telephone and/or e-mail.

Course Sequence (potential course options)

WFED 6990E – Basic Research Methods

WFED 6200E – Introduction to International Workforce Education

WFED 7560E – Diversity in Workforce Education & Work

WFED 6100E – Career Development

WFED 8000E – Technology in the Workplace

WFED 7090E – Critical Issues in Workforce Education

EDIT 6170E   – Instructional Design

WFED 8050E – Understanding the Global Marketplace

EMKT 6120E – Human Resource Foundations in Work-Based Education

ETES 7010E – Technology & Society

WFED 8320E – Innovation in Workforce Education

EBUS 6010E – Business Communication

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Contact Information

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