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The Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership (WEL) is an online education program designed to prepare professionals for employment in workforce education in postsecondary educational institutions and social services entities, advancing the knowledge base of workforce preparation, workforce development education and professional development.
- This program is 100% online.
- 30 hours are required to complete the program.
- You can start courses in the spring, summer, or fall semester.
- All online students pay in-state tuition.
What are some potential careers?
Some potential careers with this degree include workforce coordinator, academic and career coach, workforce development specialist, career advisor and outreach specialist.
Who should pursue this degree?
An individual pursuing this degree should find their goals aligned with those of the program which are to advance the knowledge base of career and technical education; to implement efficient concepts of workforce preparation and professional development; to actively engage in teaching, research and service that promotes workforce policy development and improvement and to understand the cultural and social factors that impact rural communities.
The Mississippi Department of Education does not formally endorse the Workforce Education Leadership (WEL) program in regard to providing AA (Master) or AAAA (Doctorate) licensure for K-12 teachers. If you are a K-12 teacher interested in the WEL online education program, please be sure to contact MDE directly regarding what is acceptable in terms of licensure.