Education and Training Programs

Apply By: 8/12/2022

Classes Start: 8/15/2022

Career and technical education and training is making a comeback, with more and more people believing they can find success with a program outside of traditional four-year degrees. Now there’s a growing need for a new kind of educator — one who has mastered their trade through experience and knows how to pass that mastery on to the next generation of workers. At Athens State University, you’ll find a variety of technical education and training programs across undergraduate and graduate levels, offered both on campus and online, so you can be on the forefront of this new education landscape.

Top Programs

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MEd in Career and Technical Education

The online MEd in Career and Technical Education can transform you into the educator our workforce needs, equipping you with the technical, leadership, and training skills to pass your knowledge on to the next generation of professionals.

BS in Technical Education: Instructional Design

Our BS in Technical Education: Instructional Design will give you the skills to create transformative online and digital learning experiences, setting you up for a career in e-learning, training, and multimedia instruction in a variety of settings.

BS in Educational Studies

With a BS in Educational Studies, you’ll be prepared for a career in education outside the traditional classroom, developing teaching and training strategies to be used in alternative education settings, such as businesses, nonprofits, and community centers.

A Growing Technical Education and Training Market

As more and more people look for alternatives to four-year education — partly because of the impacts of the pandemic — the need for technical education and training programs and professionals is growing. That’s why Athens State is dedicated to giving students the tools they need to meet this demand and become innovative technical educators. 

Graduate Programs

Master of Education (MEd) in Career & Technical Education

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $348 (plus fees)
Credits: 30

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: : 124

Bachelor of Science in Technical Education: Early Instructor Option

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: : 124

Bachelor of Science in Technical Education: Instructional Design Option

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Bachelor of Science in Technical Education: Military Instructor Option

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Bachelor of Science in Technical Education: Post-Secondary Instructor Option

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Bachelor of Science in Technical Education: Secondary Instructor Option

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Frequently Asked Questions

Do any of these bachelor’s or master’s degrees offer teaching credentials?

The BS in Technical Education: Secondary Instructor Option does lead to teacher certification. However, the other programs listed above do not. If you’re interested in other education programs that lead to teacher certification, please visit the College of Education program directory.

If I’m taking an online course from outside Alabama that requires an internship or fieldwork, can I complete that fieldwork in my state?

Yes! Many of our online programs do require some form of in-person fieldwork; however, you can complete those assignments in your own community. 

Can I switch concentrations within the BS in Technical Education after I enroll?

Absolutely. Be advised, though, that switching concentrations after you’ve already begun may affect how long it takes you to complete your degree.

If I get an education degree, is my only career option teaching?

This is a very common misconception — but no, there are plenty of career paths you can take outside of traditional teaching. You can become a corporate training specialist, curriculum designer, or instructional planner, or you can even join or launch an education nonprofit.