Technology and Workforce Learning

Technology and Workforce Learning

The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning includes several undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Programs of study include two-year associate and certificate programs as well as several undergraduate degree programs in Workforce Development, Vocational Teacher Education, Technology and Engineering Education, and Wood Product Manufacturing.  Graduate programs in Career and Technical Education, Technology, and Human Resource Development are also available.  In addition, one post-graduate program in Workforce Development and Education (Ed.S) is also available.

The mission of the Department of Technology and Workforce Learning is to provide technology programs and services which prepare individuals for success in business, industry, education, and government. More specifically, the departmental programs prepare and/or provide:
  • career and technical teachers at the baccalaureate and graduate levels through the delivery of responsive, cost-effective, high-quality pre-service and in-service technical teacher education programs that address individual career development needs, state teacher certification, and program requirements.
  • human resource development professionals for business, industry, and public organizations.
  • technology and engineering education teachers for middle school, secondary school, and college levels.
  • industrial technologists—including supervisors, lead people, managers, and other professionals with necessary technical, managerial and customer relations knowledge, technical skills for industry, business, government and public organizations.
  • residential, commercial, and industrial electrical technicians and electricians for business and industry.
  • technical and instructional support to programs in the college as well as local businesses and industries.
  • technologically literate students at PSU through general education courses in technology.
  • curriculum research, design, evaluation and other consultative services to the Kansas State Board of Education and educational constituencies of Kansas and the Nation.
  • support for scholarly endeavors and involvement in professional organizations.
  • individual development of students through organizations, advisement, and counseling

Graduate Programs


Master of Science in Career and Technical Education

Emphasis areas:
College Teaching
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Education


Master of Science in Human Resource Development

Master of Science with a Major in Human Resource Development with an emphasis in:

Management and Consulting or Development and Delivery


Master of Science in Technology

Master of Science Degree with a Major in Technology (no emphasis)


Master of Science Degree with a Major in Technology (MST) with one of the following emphasis areas:

Technology (Automotive Technology)
Technology (Construction Management)
Technology (Graphics Design)
Technology (Graphics Management)
Technology (Information Technology)
Technology (Innovation Engineering)
Technology (Innovation in Technology)
Technology (Personnel Development)
Technology (Technology Management)