Occupational Education Studies Program

This program is offered in-person.

The Bachelor of Science in occupational education studies is an articulated degree completed in partnership between WMU and 14 Michigan community colleges. This degree program is designed specifically for those individuals who wish to become certified teachers in a technical subject major as approved by the Michigan state Board of Education.

Students may now apply for potential credit for their prior learning and experiences for this concentration. This PLA opportunity would allow prior related work experience to count for up to 30 credits of OES major coursework.

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