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Bachelor of Vocational Education (B.V.E., BVE., or BVEd) is a specialized undergraduate Bachelor’s degree which qualifies the graduate as a vocational teacher in public schools or trainer for private companies. Some universities offer a Bachelor of Vocational Ecucation and Training, or a Bachelor of Career and Technical Education degree, which are basically equivalent to a BVE. Further, many universities have specific vocational education bachelor degrees to prepare agricultural, business, computer, health occupations, marketing and industrial arts teachers as well as degrees for Adult and Continuing Education. 



Further. BVE students may generally complete a SWAN Portfolio that allows them to get college credit for experience they have had from their specific vocations ( and allows them to specify a chosen career path on their Bachelor of Vocational Education degree). 


Vocational educators have existed since the first vocations existed. One of the main systems of vocational education was through masters and apprentices. As traditional academic institutions started to recognize the need for vocational education, there became a need to accredit potential vocational teachers within the traditional academic system. This can be seen in California through their requirement that all community college tenured vocational instructors have a bachelor’s degree. In Australia the Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training grew out of an expressed need for a programme of study for training and vocational educators”. 



While each college’s specific curriculum and courses may vary, nearly every college in California that offers a Bachelor of Vocational Education degree includes (one of the following Characteristics): Management of Education for Adult Students, Assesment and Instruction, Teaching Diverse learners. Legal and Paralegal Studies. Program Evaluation and Leadership. (or) School Health Care as these are generally required for a Designated Subjects Vocational Education Teaching Credential. 

Value and effectiveness

A study done by the Department of Education of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada found that 94% of BVE graduates were working in a field related to their degree compared with 80% for all graduates with an undergraduate degree.