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8 ConnectED: Connecting Higher Education to Business Online Degrees for Those Wanting to Teach Adults in Corporate Ohio According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, training and development specialists are “high employment prospects for Ohio.” This group ranks 18th on the state’s list of the top 50 fastest-growing occupations; nationally, it’s ranked 13th. The Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals provides individuals working in technical and paraprofessional fields, who hold an associate degree or equivalent, the opportunity to teach and train adults for this growing job market. The program is offered fully online, and students can transfer all of their general education coursework and technical field coursework from other colleges and universities for a total of 96 hours of transfer credit. The last 32 credit hours are offered completely online through The University of Akron, College of Education. This bachelor’s degree has existed since 1970 through the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership within the College. Program graduates enter this growing job market without ever having to leave their current place of employment. The Department boasts a 97 percent rate of online degree completion in this program. The second fully online degree that the University of Akron is the quam Master of Susam,offers nost, saperovid faciasitatur alit Science in Teaching Training Technical exeroand beaque lam, quam, corro corpos iur, Professionals. This degree is sunto for people sundae nobitatque dolore nimil idus with a wider range ofrepe backgrounds who nonseq ped magnimp erciur, are interested in working in business and ConnectED: Connecting Higher Education to Business | Volume 1 Issue 1

ConnectED - Summer 2013

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