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Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design Bachelor's Degree

As a seasoned professional in your field, you have the knowledge and experience professional and technical students need to succeed. Now – by immediately applying and completing this bachelor's program – you will have complementary knowledge and experience to be the teacher your students need to succeed.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design (Teach Tech) program will prepare you to train workers in your field and teach college-level classes. This program is designed for students who have completed a two-year technical degree or approved associate degree and have a minimum of two years' related work experience for technical teaching positions in business, apprenticeship, and at community or technical colleges.

This 90-credit degree program offers you a pathway to becoming a skilled Technical Education Teacher. The program emphasizes focused coursework on the complexities of the adult learner, the role of community colleges in society, instructional methods in workforce education, and issues of equity. You will learn how to shift your focus from teaching purely for content mastery to student-centered learning and leadership.

The goals of the PTEID BAS are to:

  1. Create an affordable educational pathway for individuals currently working in industry or at community and technical colleges to complete a bachelor degree program without having to leave the state or resign from a job.
  2. Provide an avenue for individuals currently working in industry or at community and technical colleges to gain skills that will allow them to become more effective teachers.
  3. Offer the opportunity for people working within community and technical colleges to broaden and advance their skills.
  4. Prepare employees who can fill the critical unmet demand for professional technical teachers in various areas of heavy duty industry; including Diesel Maintenance, Aviation Maintenance, Welding, and Automotive Technology.
  5. Develop a well-regarded bachelor degree program that will create a conduit for graduates who wish to enter a master’s degree program.
  6. Contribute to the attainment of the state’s higher education and regional economic development goals in a high-growth industry by creating a better career ladder for individuals that are currently working as an educator with the likelihood of earning higher lifelong wages.

Walk-In Office Hours

Mary E. Beans, Ed.D. Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design Faculty Lead
Office Location: C222A

Contact Information: (206) 934-5885
Walk-in office hours change quarterly; please check with your instructor.

***Meetings can be arranged outside of office hours by appointment***


Colin Education Hall, C222


For general program inquiries including advising appointments and application packets email
Lorena Hernandez


(206) 934-5890


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