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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

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 a baccalaureate degree* verified with official transcripts from an accredited institution

Graduate School Application plus $25 nonrefundable application fee

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


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 adviser and the Global Online program staff will advise you each semester indicating which course to register for in the following semester.

Course NameCredits
TED 701 Curriculum and Instruction in Technology Education3
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.

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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