Technology and Engineering Education (K-12)

Department Overview

The Department of Technology and Engineering Education (K-12) offers the following programs of instruction:

  • BS degree in technology and engineering education (K-12);
  • Post baccalaureate certification program in technology education;
  • MS degree programs in technology education.

The technology and engineering education (K-12) curriculum prepares individuals for teacher certification, grades K-12. Emphasis is placed on designing, developing, and utilizing technological systems; open-ended problem-based design activities; cognitive, manipulative, and affective learning strategies; and applying technological knowledge and processes to real-world experiences utilizing up-to-date resources. Technology and engineering education (K-12) majors complete a core of technology courses involving classroom and laboratory experiences with the materials, machines, systems, and concepts related to technology. In general education, technology majors experience courses in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, fine arts, and physical education. Preparation as a technology educator culminates with a core of professional education courses involving teaching strategies, evaluation, curriculum development, and student teaching.

Individuals who already have a bachelor's degree who desire to meet certification requirements for teaching technology and engineering education (K-12) in Connecticut should contact Dr. James DeLaura (860-832-1850).

For additional information, visit the department’s website.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Teacher Certification Programs

Masters Degree Program

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs