Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles


Work based learning is part of career and technical education that can help students to be better prepared for life after highschool. There are many different types of programs that make up a work based learning programming. These programs are for both Special Education students and general education students. Programming can encompass job shadowing, youth apprenticeships, clinical internships or practicums, and work experience programming. Another part of Work-Based Learning (WBL) is career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). These are different student run organizations where youth can learn business, agriculture, health and other varying work based skills from professionals in the field. These organizations also work to teach youth leadership skills. This literature review explores the need for work based learning programs with schools and how they can benefit all students to better prepare them for life after high school.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis