Technology Education, B.S. (Certifiable for PK-12 teaching)

The Technology & Engineering Education K-12 program prepares graduates to teach in elementary, middle, secondary, and adult technology & engineering education programs in Connecticut and throughout the US. Current teacher shortages in the discipline have prompted many school systems throughout the country to offer financial incentives in a bid to attract qualified Technology & Engineering Education instructors to their systems. Technology & Engineering Education graduates may also obtain positions as teachers in foreign countries, instructors/supervisors in human resource programs in industry or government agencies, and as industry professionals. The program is accredited by Council on Technology Teacher Education as a specialty area accreditation, recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Requirements

 

 

Major Courses (47 credits)

TE 115STEM Laboratory Management and Safety

3

TE 150Fundamentals of Engineering and Technology for Teachers

3

TE 201Children's Creativity & Engineering

3

TE 215Materials Processing

3

TE 217Laboratory Practices

4

TE 218Electrical Applications for STEM

3

TE 221Innovation & Invention

4

TE 245Building Design & Construction

4

TE 310Communication Systems

3

TE 330Transportation Design

4

TE 350Current Topics in STEM Education

3

TE 399Teaching Technology and Engineering

3

TE 417Robot Design & Construction

4

TE 498Technology & Engineering Education Senior Design Project

3

Note:These courses may not be available each semester and are seldom available during the summer sessions; refer to the course description section of this catalog for information.

General Education (44 credits minimum)

These courses count toward the overall general education requirements.
Note: This major does not require a minor.

EDF 215Education in a Multicultural Society

3

HIST 161American History to 1877

3

MATH 115Trigonometry

3

or

MATH 119Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

4

PHYS 111Introductory Physics I

3

PE 144College Wellness

2

PSY 136Life-Span Development

3

STAT 104Elementary Statistics

3

TE 101Introduction to STEM Systems

3

WRT 110Introduction to College Writing

3

should read:

PHYS 111  OR  PHYS 121  OR  PHYS 125

MATH 115  OR  MATH 119  OR  MATH 152

HIST 161  OR  HIST 162

Professional Education Requirements (29 credits)

TE 299Technology & Engineering Education Practicum

3

EDTE 314Applying Learning Theories in Diverse Settings (K-12 Programs)

3

SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities

3

TE 400Professional Practices and Responsibilities in Technology and Engineering Education (K-12)

3

EDSC 425Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Teaching at the Secondary Level

3

LLA 440Literacy instruction in the Secondary School

3

EDSC 431Student Teaching I — Technology and Engineering Education

5

EDSC 432Student Teaching II Technology and Engineering Education

5

TE 419Student-Teaching Seminar

1

NOTES: (1) EDTE 314 and TE 299 must be taken concurrently; (2) EDSC 425 and TE 400 must be taken concurrently. (Taking LLA 440, EDSC 425 and TE 400 together is strongly recommended.) (3) EDSC 431, EDSC 432, and TE 419 must be taken concurrently; students may not take any other courses during the semester they are enrolled in EDSC 431, EDSC 432, and TE 419. (4) Except for EDTE 314 and TE 299, each of these courses requires acceptance in the pre-professional educatino program. See "Admission to the Professional Program" below.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Admission to the Professional Program

Students must make formal application for admission to the Professional Program of Technology and Engineering Education after completion of 45 credits in course work. At least 15 of these credits must be in TE courses (different criteria apply to transfer students; contact the Office of the Dean of Education and Professional Studies for details). Applications are available from the Dean of Education and Professional Studies, Barnard Hall, and must be filed by September 10 or February 10. Acceptance is prerequisite to taking TE 400, TE 419, EDSC 425, EDSC 431, EDSC 432, LLA 440, and SPED 315. Students must maintain a minimum 3.00 grade point average in all TE and STEM courses. See the entry in this catalog for School of Education and Professional Studies, Admission to Professional Program for additional information.