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Technical Education
Technical Education Instructors work in public and private colleges, professional schools, junior or community colleges, community-based programs, career and vocational schools, government agencies, and within business and industry. Technical Education Instructor candidates learn and apply the fundamental principles of effective teaching in a variety of learning environments; enabling them to plan, develop, administer and evaluate learning experiences that meet the diverse needs of learners.

Options within the Technical Education program include:

  • Early Instructor
  • Instructional Design
  • Military Instructor
  • Post-Secondary Instructor
  • Secondary Instructor – the only option in Technical Education which leads to Alabama Teacher Certification

As a Technical Education major at Athens State, you’ll:

  • Become knowledgeable in teaching your program specific skills to various learners
  • Be part of a caring community of learners
  • Experience hands-on work with learners
  • Observe learner behaviors and various teaching techniques
  • Enjoy the benefits of small class size and personalized instruction
  • Participate in courses designed with the distance learner in mind
  • Work with professors and advisers who care

You’ll also find many opportunities beyond the classroom:

  • Meet new people
  • Learn with and from others who share your passion for technical education
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Become involved in extracurricular activities


  • Public and Private Secondary Technical Teachers
  • Public and Private Post-Secondary Instructors
  • Military Instructors
  • Instructors of early learners – Headstart, Pre-school, Daycare

Tech Ed in Action!

What’s happening in Technical Education?

The Technical Education Program works with other agencies such as the Alabama State Department of Education to provide a seamless program of study, meaningful courses, and diverse opportunities for candidates. Check out our newest course, CE 307, IC^3 Preparation!

View the course info.

Instructor Spotlight

Dr. Bridgette Chandler

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300 N. Beaty Street, Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 233-8100

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