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In conjunction with the College of Education and Human Development, the technology education major prepares students to be qualified technology education teachers able to provide leadership in the technology education field. The study of technology education contains both a component of a liberal education and an integration of other disciplines or technologies through application-based, problem-solving courses.
Students in the Technology Education major are required to participate in a 15-week field experience (student teaching). In addition, technology education majors may choose to participate in the college's cooperative education program. This semester-long, full-time work experience enables students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real work situations. Eligibility requirements for entry into TE 4970: "C" or better in GSW 1120, COMM 1020, EDHD 2010, EDFI 3030, TE 2520, TE 3520, as well as 21 hours in the concentration and TE elective courses, application filed in the Education Field Experience Office, 90 hours of credit, admission to the College of Education and Human Development, satisfactory completion of clinical and field experiences and activities, fingerprinting results, BCI background check results (if applicable), TB test results. Transportation required.
Teacher education majors or practicing teachers in comprehensive science, physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, social studies, environmental science, or computer science may earn certification to teach technology education by completing a technical core of 36 hours.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the technology education major are expected to:
- Possess competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, reading, writing, speaking, and computation;
- Possess technical competencies requisite to teach the various technologies;
- Design, implement, and evaluate instruction using appropriate methodologies which focus on problem solving and decision-making skills;
- Develop a working knowledge of the interdisciplinary nature of technology and strategies for the integration of technology.