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Technology Education

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

Letter of Completion: STEM Secondary Education - Credits: 9 (program code: 0916)

Program Description

The Technology Education program offers a master's of education in technology education and a certificate in STEM for Secondary Education. Students are encouraged to apply for admission to both programs at the same time since the courses required for the certificate are also required for the master's degree. Upon completion, students would earn both the master's degree and the certificate.

The mission of the master's 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. The certificate provides educators with a fundamental understanding of STEM subject matter in secondary schools.

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. The degree and certificate are 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 global online at or visit

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE)

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

Conditional Admission Requirements

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

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

Curriculum - Master's Degree

 TED 701 Issues in Technology Education Curriculum & Instruction
 TED 702 Assessment in a Constructivist Classroom
 TED 703 Strategic Management in Education
 TED 704 Integrating Math, Science and Technology
 TED 715 Study in Human Creativity
 TED 718 Special Populations in Laboratory-based Programs
 TED 725 Applied Research Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
 TED 807 Technology Program Development and Improvement
 TED 850 Technology Education Major Project

Curriculum - Certificate

  TED 703 Strategic Management in Education  3
  TED 704 Integrating Math, Science and Technology  3
  TED 725 Applied Research Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education  3


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.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Graduate School Application online
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select “Technology Education (MEd+STEM Cert)” for the MEd Only and for the MEd + STEM LOC option
    • Or Select “STEM (Cert 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)

Application Questions

Phone: 724-938-4187

For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Faculty

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

Rene Kruse, Ph.D., M.S., (Texas A&M University), B.S. (Peru State College), Professor

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