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Technology Education: Curriculum

The three primary systems that make up the technology education curriculum are: bio-related, information and physical technologies. As a technology education major, you’ll be required to complete a series of laboratory classes related to the technological systems of bio-related, information/communication, construction, manufacturing and transportation.  In these laboratory courses, you’ll develop skills and integrate STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics) concepts. General content benchmarks that are covered in all areas are safety and appropriate use of tools, materials and processes as they design, produce, use and evaluate technological systems.

Computer applications using current software and support devices are emphasized.  Students interact extensively with the universal systems model. Once equipped with an extensive understanding of the four technological systems and the universal systems model, you have the opportunity to evaluate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts of technology.

Since class sizes are small, with maximum class sizes of 24 to 32 students, you’ll receive individual attention from professors.
Three credits of literature are required for all teacher education programs. You must also earn a grade of C or better in every technology education course, one English composition course, two math courses and one American/English literature course. Grades of C- or lower in these courses must be repeated until a grade of C or better is earned. For the natural science requirement, you will take one 4-credit lab course (BIO 115, BIO 206, CHE 101, PHY 121) and one course from either the lab or science (BIO 301, EAS 163, ENS 101, PHS 120, PHS 137) selection.

Get a description of each of Cal U’s technology education courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

Bachelor of Science in Education: Certification in Technology Education: 120 Credits

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

MAT 181 College Algebra

3 crs.

TED 105 Communicating Technical Designs

3 crs.

TED 111 Information Systems   

3 crs.

TED 126 Engineering Materials and Product Design

3 crs.

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.              

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

ENG Approved Literature Course

3 crs.

MAT 191 College Trigonometry

3 crs.

TED 100 Introduction to Technology Education

3 crs.

TED 210 Design and Appropriate Technology

3 crs.

TED 226 Applications and Processing of Engineering Materials

3 crs.

Third Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

ESP  210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration

3 crs.

ITE 250 Introduction to Automation3 crs.

PSY 100 General Psychology

3 crs.

General Education Courses

7 crs.

Note: Praxis exams should be taken during or immediately following the third semester

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society

3 crs.

EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners

3 crs.

TED 304 Designs in Bio-related Technology

3 crs.

General Education Course

Technical/Technological Elective

3 crs.

3 crs.

Note: Students should apply for Admission to teacher education during the fourth semester

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions

TED 300 Assessment and Instruction in Technology Education

3 crs.

3 crs.

TED 302 Energy and Control Systems

3 crs.

TED 316 Structural Design

3 crs.

TED 346 Digital Communications

3 crs.

Note: Technological/technical electives – COM 141, 142, 241, 242, CSC 120 or above, THE 141, any CET, EET, GCM, ITE or TED course not required by the major, or other courses approved by the adviser

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

HSC 315 First Aid and Personal Safety

3 crs.

TED 335 Transportation Systems    

3 crs.

TED 436 Engineering Design and Development

3 crs.

General Elective

3 crs.

*Technological/Technical Elective 

3 crs.

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

TED 426 Manufacturing Enterprise

3 crs.

ESP 419 Evidence-based Practice K-12 Inclusion

3 crs.

TED 450 Teaching Technology in the Secondary School

3 crs.

TED 451 Teaching Technology in the Elementary School

3 crs.

Technological/Technical Elective (see above)

3 crs.   

Eighth Semester – 13 credits
CourseCredits

TED 461 Student Teaching – Technology Education

10 crs.

TED 462 Professional Practices in Technology Education

3 crs.