M.Ed. On Campus

Workforce Education and Development

12 months
41602 USD/year
41602 USD/year
24466 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The general focus of the Workforce Education and Development program at Pennsylvania State University is preparation for entry into professional positions within the broadly conceived field of workforce education and development, including human resource development in industry, secondary and postsecondary technical education, and employability programs for special populations. 


Emphases within the Workforce Education and Development program at Pennsylvania State University include: training and development/human resources, leadership/administration, school-to-work, and postsecondary technical and community college leadership.

Learning outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate deep conceptual understanding and proficiency in Workforce Education and Development theory and applied education at the level required to contribute to the discipline (such as Career and Technical Education or Training and Development/Organization Development).
  • Graduates will be able to critically conceptualize and define the educational aspects of a problem as part of research in Workforce Education and Development.  
  • Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in designing and executing a research strategy to answer significant questions having real-world applications in the field of Workforce Education and Development (which includes Career and Technical Education and Training and Development/Organization Development). 
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate an instructional argument or findings in formal presentations and in written works to scholars in the field and to policy audiences.  
  • Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to active citizenship in the discipline, including engagement in professional service to the profession and society at large.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scholarly Writing for Workforce Education and Development
  • Workforce Education Management
  • Curriculum and Instructional Leadership for Workforce Education
  • Fiscal and Facilities Management for Vocational Administrators
  • Ethical Issues in Workforce Education and Development
  • Administering Personnel Services in Vocational Education
  • Data Analysis in Workforce Education and Development
  • Evaluation of Investments in Workforce Education and Development
  • Analysis of Policies for Workforce Education and Development
  • Work Based Education
  • Research in Workforce Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to graduate programs in Workforce Education and Development (WF ED) is based on the faculty's evaluation of a candidate's prior undergraduate and graduate work, relevant prior work experience including military service, and career goals. 
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 is required for admission to the master's degree program. 

Tuition Fee

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    41602 USD/year
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  • National

    41602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41602 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24466 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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