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Technology Education

Master of Education - Credits : 31 (program code:  0915)


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Program Description

The mission of this degree is to provide professional development to teachers and other educators in the field of technology education, providing a broad-based understanding of the field and its direction. Technology education is a vital aspect of education and promotes the development of technologically literate citizens by studying the broad spectrum of technology. In contrast, educational technology focuses on using computer technology to enhance instruction. This degree is not intended for individuals interested in educational or instructional technology.

This program does not lead to certification. Students interested in Pennsylvania certification in technology education should contact Dr. Glenn Hider at or visit

Program Objectives

  • Develop standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment materials
  • Evaluate and synthesize literature related to the field of mathematics, science and technology education
  • Develop a strategic plan for an educational program
  • Research, develop and defend a grant proposal
  • Evaluate the impacts and consequences of technology nationally and internationally and make informed choices
  • Design, investigate, implement and evaluate a major culminating research experience
  • Research and evaluate current trends in technology education (e.g., engineering education, STEM)

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admissions Criteria

Minimum 3.00 GPA in baccalaureate degree* verified with official transcripts from an accredited institution

Graduate Application for Admission plus $25 nonrefundable application fee 

Applicant must read, sign and forward the Verification of Understand for the Master of Education in Technology Education document to be eligible for admission. Form can be found at

*For applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.00, conditional acceptance may be possible.


This program is offered in a cohort model. In order to complete
the program, two courses per semester are required with program start and finish. This includes summer semesters.

First Term
Course NameCredits
TED 701 Curriculum and Instruction in Technology Education3
TED 807 Technology Program Development and Improvement3

Second Term
Course NameCredits
TED 702 Assessment in a Constructivist Classroom3
TED 703 Strategic Management in Education3

Third Term
Course NameCredits
TED 704 Integrating Math, Science and Technology3
TED 705 Technology and Sustainable Development3

Fourth Term
Course NameCredits
TED 725 Applied Research in STEM Education3
TED 715 Study in Human Creativity3

Fifth Term
Course NameCredits
TED 718 Special Populations in Lab-Based Programs3
TED 850 TED Major Project4


Students in the technology education program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic advisor from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Department Website

Application Questions

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Eberly 202B
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Program Coordinator

Glenn Hider, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), M.S. (Eastern Illinois University), A.S., B.S. (State University of New York), Professor. Dr. Hider is a published expert in the areas of curriculum development, teacher in-service and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) integration.

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Phone: 724-938-4085

Graduate Faculty

Laura Hummell, Ed.D. (East Carolina University), M.S. (Old Dominion University), B.S. (Pennsylvania State University), Assistant Professor

Peter H. Wright, Ed.D., M.A. (West Virginia University),  B.A. (Yale University), Professor