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TED-Technology Education

TED565 - Special Problems in Technology Education

This course provides the student with opportunities to experience and research various technologies, techniques and teaching methodologies in the discipline areas of technology education. An intense in-depth study will be made in relation to selected topics on an individual basis or as a short-term concentrated study session for a group. Credit is variable. (1-6 crs.)

TED701 - Issues in Technology Education

The focus of this course is two-fold. First, students will use state and national standards to develop a technology education curriculum by using various curriculum design processes. The second phase of the class is designed to improve the students' ability to use appropriate standards-based instructional methods. These include cooperative learning, problem-based learning, discovery learning, constructivism, reflection, meta-cognition and others those students research and demonstrate to the class. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED702 - Assessment in a Constructivist Classroom

Assessment is the key to understanding student learning. In this course, students analyze a variety of assessment techniques that are both authentic and traditional in nature. Topics such as formative and summative assessment, portfolios, rubrics, test development and analysis, interviews, simulations and observations will be discussed. The second phase of the course examines how research techniques can be incorporated into the assessment process to gain a more robust understanding of student achievement. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED703 - Strategic Management in Education

This course will enable the student to systematically analyze the enrollments, student performance and current status of a program in light of environmental resources, constraints and pressures. From this systematic analysis, an overall strategic plan can be developed to guide the goals, objectives and priorities for program development and future success. These skills can be used in many contexts, but will most aid the technology education teacher in positioning, improving and growing programs. Finally, students will research, develop and defend a grant proposal that will enhance their program. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED704 - Integrating Math, Science and Technology

This course is focused on integrating the content of mathematics, science and technology education for the purposes of teaching in middle and high schools. Curriculum issues and planning related to integrating mathematics, science and technology according to state and national standards are discussed and practiced. Finally, students will have an opportunity to develop instructional units and carry them out in an activity-based laboratory. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED705 - Technology & Sustainable Development

Consideration of international systems and issues in technology and of technology assessment methodologies will help students meet new state and national standards. Technology content and activities can be developed with a broadened international focus and an emphasis on the economic, ecological and social costs and benefits of technological systems. Activities based on ways in which different people meet basic needs for water, food, structures, medical care and clothing will be stressed. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED715 - Study in Human Creativity

The primary purpose of this course is to formally introduce the student to the study of human creativity as an academic endeavor. It is specifically designed to establish each person’s competence as a creative problem solving facilitator (a teacher, one who is knowledgeable and skilled at applying creative problem solving methodologies). Individual, managerial and technical types of problem-solving activities will be engaged. Each student will conduct (facilitate) several problem-solving excursions. Each student will study, administer and evaluate several standardized tests that evaluate creative problem-solving skills. Students may evaluate themselves, others or both. This is a learning laboratory, action-oriented course intended to simulate real world creative problem-solving techniques. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED716 - Sustainable Architecture & Systems

This course covers a variety of natural and sustainable construction materials and systems, some revivals of ancient materials and practices, some new and innovative, as the natural building movement gains both momentum and prominence in the construction and architectural arena. Integrated topics such as water conservation systems and energy conservation and alternative generation sources are also included. Two lecture hours and three lab hours per week. (3 crs.)

TED718 - Special Populations in Laboratory-Based Programs

Understanding the specific needs, populations, processes, adaptations, funding sources and other factors that affect the success of special populations who will be educated in laboratory-based programs. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED725 - Applied Research Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education

This course is designed to give teachers an opportunity to study real classroom situations and to design a plan of action to improve that situation. Teachers will learn how to conduct a review of the literature and develop an understanding of various research methodologies, especially as they relate to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Reflection and analysis of current trends in the STEM disciplines is a key component of action research. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED766 - Special Problems Technology Education

This course provides the student with the opportunities to experience and research various technology, techniques and teaching methodologies in the discipline areas of Technology Education. An intense in-depth study will be made in relation to selected topics on an individual basis or as a short-term concentrated study session of a group. (Variable 1-6)

TED775 - Integrating Technology in Elementary/Middle School STEM Curriculum

This course provides elementary and middle level teachers an in-depth, research-based examination of technological literacy education within STEM disciplines. Candidates examine relevant technology education academic standards and design curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance student achievement of proficiency in technological literacy. The course focuses on successful instructional strategies for integrating technology education throughout the existing school curriculum and aligning technology activities to help students achieve academic standards. (3 crs.)

TED795 - Technology Education Internship

Student interns are placed in an educational/technical organization, which most nearly approximates employment goals or enrichment. The intent of the internship is to provide students with practical work experience in an environment in which they will be dealing with real problems requiring real solutions in a relatively short time frame. Advisor, Department Chairperson, & Dean's approval is required before course enrollment. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor, department chairperson and the Dean (1-6 crs.)

TED807 - Technology Program Development & Improvement

Students will engage in a process to develop or access a district-wide technology standards-based program. They will develop strategies to facilitate and enhance student learning in all areas of their program, including content, curricula, instruction, student assessment, learning environment and professional development. They will examine the current status of a district’s program, establish new goals, determine strategies to meet those goals, develop goals to enhance personnel knowledge and skills, and examine strategies to evaluate their success. This course is part of a global on-line program. (3 crs.)

TED850 - Technology Education Major Project

Students will produce a major culminating piece of academic work that synthesizes contents from the technology education master's program. This may take the form of a research activity of various types: a major curriculum development project, other extensive individually produced pieces, or work that is approved by the course instructor. All projects must follow a technological design process. This course is part of a global on-line program. (4 crs.)