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TED-Technology Education

TED100 - Introduction to Technology Education

This course initiates the professional development of each technology education student. Activities will afford each student the opportunity to become well grounded in the philosophy, theory and practice of technology education curriculum and pedagogy. Following extensive modeling activities within a campus-based classroom/laboratory environment, all students will participate in similar activities at selected K-12 schools for 15 hours of field experience. (3 crs.) .

TED105 - Communicating Technical Designs

This course is intended to promote the competencies, skills and sensibilities needed for the successful development and realization of contemporary products. A design/problem-solving model will include elements of design and appearance, ergonomics, idea modeling, anthropometrics, form, function and visualization. These elements will be coupled with basic engineering drawing skills, including freehand drawing, orthographic projection and basic descriptive geometry, axonometric drawings and developments. Emphasis will be placed on documentation of design work using manual drafting, CAD and freehand sketching. (3 crs.)

TED111 - Information Systems

This course provides a broad overview of information systems, specifically print, acoustic, light, audiovisual and electronic media as they relate to the realm of communications. The student will experience individualized and group laboratory activities in the combined areas of generating, assembling, processing, disseminating and assimilating of a communicative message. (3 crs.)

TED126 - Engineering Materials and Product Design

This laboratory-based course is an introduction to material properties and product design. Design engineering requires knowledge of the selection, properties, uses and impacts of materials choices, and processing methods. A process of research, design, creation, use and assessment of products will be used. The lab activities of the course will focus on the safe and efficient processing of polymer materials. Six lab-hours per week. (3 crs.)

TED210 - Design and Appropriate Technology

This course focuses on developing a basic understanding of design and appropriate technology. Students engage in design and problem-solving activities to develop, produce, test and analyze technological systems while assessing the multiple interactions between such systems and their impacts on societies, values, economics, environments and basic human needs. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: TED 126 or permission of instructor. (3 crs.

TED226 - Applications and Processing of Engineering Materials

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to engineering principles as they relate to selection, preparation, conditioning, forming, shaping, finishing and using materials. Engineering principles will be reinforced with activities that allow students to explore the many facets of materials science, selection, processing and testing. Additionally, this course serves as the foundation for other laboratory courses that require the processing of materials. Six lab-hours per week. (3 crs.)

TED300 - Assessment & Instruction in Technology Education

To address the standards, it is critical that technology education students be able to instruct and assess student learning in a standards-based environment. This course will enable students to explore and develop instructional methodologies and assess student learning in both a traditional and authentic sense. Students will also be introduced to a variety of classroom management and discipline issues that classroom teachers face each day. All students will participate in instructional activities at a selected middle school for 15 hours of field experience. This course consists of three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: TED 100. (3 crs.)

TED302 - Energy and Control Systems

Students will be presented with an overview of energy systems as they relate to technology and how signals are controlled for various technological processes. States, forms and sources of energy will be examined as well as the control, transmission, conversion and storage of energy forms. Students will be involved with a variety of laboratory activities to design, build, test and evaluate energy and control systems. Prerequisite: TED 105, TED 126 (3 crs.)

TED304 - Design in Bio-related Technology

This course provides a broad overview of bio-related technologies as it relates to technology education. Students will study these systems from historical, current and potential future applications of bio-related technologies in a broad spectrum of industries/agencies. Students will participate in various laboratory and research activities as they identify and analyze bio-related products, services and processes. They will work individually and in groups to design, test, analyze and evaluate bio-related processes and products. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: TED 105, 111, 126 (3 crs.)

TED316 - Structural Design

Students will develop a basic understanding of the design and behavior of structures. Through laboratory activities, students will learn how structures are designed; why certain materials are used; how structures withstand loads; and the impacts of structures on societal, biological and technological systems. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: TED 105, TED 126 (3 crs.)

TED335 - Transportation Systems

This course focuses on developing a basic understanding of the behavior of land, water, air and space transportation systems. Students engage in problem-solving activities to design, produce, test and analyze transportation systems while studying the technical subsystems of propulsion, structure, suspension, guidance, control and support. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisites: ITE 105, TED 111, TED 126 and TED 226. (3 crs.)

TED346 - Digital Communications

Digital communications is a laboratory-based course that provides students with understanding of, and competence in, the use of rapidly changing digital communication technologies through a conceptual approach tied to current practical applications. Students will complete a variety of hands-on activities culminating in a major digital communication project. Prerequisite: TED 111 (3 crs.)

TED352 - Elementary School Technology Education

Technological literacy must be a learning goal for all Americans. This course will enable elementary education majors to explore and develop instructional methodologies and assess student learning while addressing grade-level content standards for the study of technology in grades K-5. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. (3 crs.) Typically fall and spring.

TED416 - Sustainable Architecture and 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. Prerequisite: Upper-level standing (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

TED426 - Manufacturing Enterprises

The class begins with an introduction to manufacturing technology, technical systems, and the historical evolution of manufacturing. Students will examine the organization and management of manufacturing endeavors. The class culminates in the design and production of a product in a manufacturing enterprise situation which closely parallels the functions of a manufacturing corporation. This will be done in a production laboratory using current equipment and processes. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: TED 105, TED 111, TED 126 and TED 226. (3 crs.)

TED436 - Engineering Design and Development

This course provides individual and/or small groups of students within a laboratory class the opportunity to conduct a focused investigation of a particular technological system or subsystem. The nature of this investigation requires direct contact by the student with corporate, university and governmental libraries, laboratories and associations. The scope of the research and development problem could relate to local, national or international topics. The time frame of the research could be historical, contemporary or futuristic. Each student and/or group is required to design, build, operate and analyze some type of technological model, prototype or simulation that demonstrates with precision the essence of the research problem. Portfolio documentation of the progress of the research and development problem is required. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: TED 105, TED 111, TED 126 and TED 226. (3 crs.)

TED450 - Teaching Technology in the Secondary School

In this course, participants learn to apply pedagogical skills in developing curriculum materials, applying teaching techniques, assessing student achievement and designing laboratory layouts in the systems of communication, construction, manufacturing, transportation and bio-related technologies. Integrating math and science concepts in a technology learning activity is an integral component of the course as students learn to design, produce, use and assess technological systems. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: TED 100, TED 300, approved for Admission to Teacher Education from the College of Education and Human Services. (3 crs.) Typically fall and spring.

TED451 - Teaching Technology in the Elementary School

This course is designed for students who are technology education majors. It is designed to offer each student the opportunity to design and build teaching/learning activities that integrate concepts related to mathematics, science, communication and social science with technology. Two lecture-hours and three lab-hours per week. Prerequisite: PSY 208, TED 300, approved for Admission to Teacher Education from the College of Education and Human Services. (3 crs.) Typically fall and spring.

TED461 - Technology Education Student Teaching

Student teaching is the culminating experience for technology education majors. The student teacher is assigned to and works under two different master teachers at two different field locations during the semester. The development and refinement of contemporary pedagogical skills constitute the primary learning purpose for the student teacher. Specific skills that are developed are lesson planning, laboratory management, safety practices, record keeping, classroom management and educational measurement and evaluation. An integral component of the student teaching experience is a regularly scheduled practicum. This serves as a means of coordinating activities and interchanging ideas and experiences of student teachers. Prerequisite: Approved for Recommendation for Student Teaching from the College of Education and Human Services, TED 450 and TED 451; corequisite: TED 462. (10 crs.) Typically fall and spring.

TED462 - Professional Practices in Technology Education

This course is designed as a capstone course for technology education students. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the role of the technology education teacher within a school system. Content covered in the class is applied to the students' student teaching experience and prepares them to enter the teaching profession upon graduation and certification. Finally, this course prepares students to successfully meet the requirements of the PDE 430 (Pennsylvania Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge and Practice) documentation. Prerequisites: Approved for Recommendation for Student Teaching from the College of Education and Human Services, TED 450 and 451; corequisite: TED 461. (3 crs.) Typically fall and spring.

TED495 - TED Internship

Student interns work in business/industry-related enterprises to acquire real-world, practical work experiences related to the technology fields they will eventually teach. Student interns will apply technical skills and technological problem-solving abilities developed in University laboratory classes. They will document their experience with weekly reports and a final report. The final report will evaluate the internship experience in relation to Teacher Education program standards and principles and predict the impact on the future teacher's methods. Students must apply for the internship through the University Internship Center. The application must be approved by the academic adviser, department chair, and college dean before the student can enroll in or begin the internship. (6 crs.)

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. (Variable 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 Online program. (3 crs.)