Workforce Education and Development

Workforce education and development

Workforce Education and Development Overview 

The Western Michigan University model for workforce education and development teacher education involves a core of professional education courses and an intern teaching experience taken by all WFED students, which is instructed and supervised by faculty from the College of Education and Human Development. Technical content requirements are delivered by faculty from the Colleges of Business, Engineering and Health and Human Services, depending upon the selected major or minor. However, all WFED undergraduate students must have a minimum of 122 credits for graduation.

For more information on workforce education and development contact The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at (269) 387-3704 or Chuck Bruce.

Courses with Clinical Experiences

Please note: You must complete your background check prior to any clinical experience.

WFED 5120 Principles of Workforce Education and Development

Two contact hours. This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course.  

WFED 3480 Student Assessment and Management

Eighty Eight contact hours. This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course. 

WFED 4750 Intern Teaching

Full time in a classroom. Apply one year ahead in Tk20. The Office of Clinical Experiences will register you for this course. You may NOT register yourself. See deadlines for dates.