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Technical Education

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The Spring 2024 Semester Starts January 8, 2024

We’re now accepting applications for the Spring 2024 semester!

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    About Our Technical Education Programs

    Program Options

    Technical Education: Early Instructor Option

    The Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Education, Early Instructor Program prepares students for careers in education, healthcare, government, business, industry, military, and non-profit sectors. The program combines theory with hands-on experience to equip students for jobs in the field of education of young children.

    Technical Education: Instructional Design Option

    Instructional design is a diverse field with opportunities for individuals in a variety of roles, all centered on the process of creating web-based instruction for education and training environments. Skills in instructional design can make an immediate difference in your career by increasing your marketability in fields related to e-Learning, training, and multimedia instruction in commercial, medical, government, and educational settings.

    Technical Education: Military Instructor Option

    The Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Education, Military Instructor Program prepares students for careers in education, healthcare, government, business, industry, military, and non-profit sectors. The program combines theory with hands-on experience to equip students for jobs in the field of education and training.

    Program candidates must have military experience, training, or educational credit.

    Technical Education: Post-Secondary Instructor Option

    The Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Education, Post-Secondary Instructor Program prepares students for careers in workforce development, education, healthcare, government, business, industry, military, and non-profit sectors. The program combines theory with hands-on experience to equip students for jobs in the field of education and training.

    Program candidates must have expertise in a technical field.

    Technical Education: Secondary Instructor Option

    The Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Education, Secondary Instructor Program leads to a Class B Alabama teaching certificate. The program prepares students for careers in workforce development, high school and post-secondary education, healthcare, government, business, industry, military, and non-profit sectors.

    The program combines theory with hands-on experience to equip students for jobs in the field of education and training.

    Program candidates must have expertise in a technical field.


    Why Choose Athens State for Your Technical Education Degree?

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    Skills in technical education degree program options can make an immediate difference in your career by increasing your job marketability.

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    The Bachelor of Science in Technical Education may be completed 100% online. There are also traditional and blended course formats available.

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    As the university with the lowest cost of attendance of all public, state institutions in Alabama, Athens State provides you the best value for your investment.


    “As a first-generation college student and product of a single-parent home, I understand the sacrifices that my mother made every day that motivated me to make my life better. My Athens State experience allowed me to complete my Bachelor of Science degree in Education with the help of a foundation scholarship.”

    Dr. Fred Abernathy

    Collaborative/Special Education, ’00


    About Athens State University

    Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher-education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of students often left underserved in other learning environments. We exclusively serve transfer students – whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers – and provide them with career-focused education that will prepare them to enter the workforce. Our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.