Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    May 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Trades and Industry Program Certification

Career and Technology Education

Career and Technology Education is designed to build upon previous education and experience in a technical fi eld. This major may also be used to prepare individuals to teach technical courses in Texas public schools. If certification is desired, the specialization must be in a career or technical field taught in the state’s public school system. Career and Technology certification is available in trade and industrial education. The 36-semester hour major includes an 18-semester hour core specified for each career and technology certification area and an 18-semester hour specialization completed from courses in the student’s approved occupational/technical field. Of the 36 semester hours required for the major, 18 must be from upper-level courses. All students are required to have RSWR 3345 Research Writing Methods .

Trades and Industry Programs

Candidates seeking Trade and Industrial Education Certification are required to have:

  • a high school diploma, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • current licensure, certifi cation, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a professional practitioner that is based on a recognized test or measurement;
  • approval by Wayland Baptist University of three years of wage-earning experience within the past eight years for holders of either the associate or bachelor’s degrees, or five years of wage-earning experience within the past eight years for holders of a high school diploma; and
  • passing scores on state basic skills test and certification exam (PPR/TExES) for Trade and Industrial Education for grades 8-12.

A student who is pursuing a Texas teaching certificate must complete the following courses for trade and industry: