May 20, 2024  
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 

Workforce Education Major — Secondary Concentration

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Admission to the Major

Admission to the major requires a 2.75 GPA, successful completion of EDCT 230 (EDW 290), and passing PPST scores (for workforce secondary).

Workforce Education Policies:

  1. Workforce Education and Development majors must select, from the fields available, a major teaching field.
  2. Any substitution of course(s) taken at another institution for a UNLV professional education course(s) requirement must be approved on a substitution form available in the College of Education Advising Center (CEB 226).
  3. All workforce secondary education students must attain passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before they will be allowed to apply for student teaching.
  4. Application for student teaching (workforce secondary) or a teaching internship (postsecondary) must be filed the semester preceding the student teaching/internship semester. Approval for a student teaching/internship placement is contingent upon:
    1. Admission to the Workforce Education and Development program.
    2. Completion of at least 93 credits toward a bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
    3. Completion of all professional education course requirements, with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
    4. Completion of at least three-fourths of the course work required in the student’s teaching field(s), with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
    5. Completion of 15 credits at UNLV, nine hours of which must be in professional education courses.
    6. Filing a completed student teaching or internship application by the announced deadline.
    7. Recommendation of the department.

GPA Requirement

After admission to the program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75. Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress or are in noncompliance with department or concentration policies will be placed on either academic probation or suspension in accordance with the College of Education policy.


Program of study sheets, which includes program requirements in university core courses, college core courses, department course requirements, and teaching field requirements, is available from the College of Education Advising Center (CEB Room 226), All students interested in Workforce Education should seek advising from the College of Education Advising Center.

Degree Requirements

English Composition - Total Credits: 6

English Literature - Total Credits: 3

Constitutions - Total Credits: 3-6

Mathematics - Total Credits: 3

Distribution Requirement (Social Science)


  • Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9


  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - Total Credits: 10

  • and two courses from life and physical sciences category; at least one must be a lab.

Multicultural and International

(see note 1 below)

Teaching Field - Total Credits: 36

Electives Total - Credits: 1

Total Credits: 124 minimum


  1. EDU 280 (ICG 280) fulfills the multicultural requirement in the general education core. This course, EDU 280 (ICG 280), is also a requirement for the College of Education core. Courses satisfying the international requirement may simultaneously fulfill another requirement.

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