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Vocational Technical Education, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
Education opens doors in the working world. We offer a bachelor degree in Vocational Technical Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For students in vocational-technical schools, a two-sided education with both classroom and hands-on instruction is critical to success. Teachers in this area need to be prepared with both a strong academic foundation and on-the-job experience.
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At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, prospective teachers of vocational students receive special consideration for the skills they have gained in the workforce and any certifications they have acquired. A plan of studies will be tailored to your background and professional needs. The program is not designed for those with no work experience in vocational areas.

As a Vocational Technical Education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll take classes such as educational psychology, digital instructional technology, American education in theory and practice, public speaking, and math. In addition to academic work, you will be required to demonstrate your skills in your field.

What You'll Become

  • The Bachelor of Science in Education degree for Vocational-Technical Education will prepare you for teaching opportunities in secondary schools, vocational-technical schools, postsecondary schools, business, and industry. As a vocational-technical teacher, your impact on the lives of your students will be enormous. Many of your students will support their families and build their careers using the job skills you have taught them.
  • In addition to teaching youngsters in public schools, vocational-technical instructors can also find employment training adults in business and industry. Starting salaries for vocational-technical teachers can be higher than those for public school teachers because of the practical work experience of new vocational teachers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Special Features

  • IUP’s Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation is one of only three Professional Personnel Development Centers in Pennsylvania funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide professional certification programs.
  • Vocational-Technical Education offers an honors track.
  • IUP offers a Master of Arts degree in Adult and Community Education, which features practical work experience as well as academic courses.
  • Along with the bachelor’s degree in Vocational-Technical Education, the IUP Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation offers programs for Career and Technical certification, Cooperative Education certification, and Leadership certification.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 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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