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Technology Education

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


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly 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

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admission Criteria

Admission Requirements (Regular)

  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • For International Applicants: TOEFL score of 213 on computer-based exam, 550 on paper-based exam or 80 on Internet-based exam. An official copy of an IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 may be substituted for the TOEFL score.

Conditional Admission Requirements

Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of one term to satisfy these requirements:

  • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
  • Unofficial transcripts

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select “Technology Education (MEd+STEM LOC)” for the MEd Only and for the MEd + STEM LOC option
    • Or Select “STEM (LOC Only)”
  • Submit the nonrefundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

         School of Graduate Studies and Research
         California University of Pennsylvania
         Box 91
         250 University Ave.
         California, PA 15419
  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email ( or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Phone: 1.866.595.6348


The program will take five semesters to complete, including summers. Two courses will be completed each semester, and the order of completion will depend on your start date. Your advisor and the Global Online staff will guide and assist you each semester in selecting and registering for the following semester.

Course NameCredits
TED 701  Issues in Technology Education Curriculum & Instruction 3
TED 807 Technology Program Development and Improvement3
TED 702 Assessment in a Constructivist Classroom3
TED 703 Strategic Management in Education3
TED 704 Integrating Math, Science and Technology3
TED 705 Technology and Sustainable Development3
TED 725 Applied Research in STEM Education3
TED 715 Study in Human Creativity3
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 adviser 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.

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.

Web Page:


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