Technology Education

Technology Education Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) With K-12 Teaching Certification

Technology Education

Prepare students for the future as a technology and engineering teacher.

Learn and teach some of the most essential skills in today's high-tech world. A bachelor's degree in technology education from California University of Pennsylvania will give you in-depth knowledge of technological systems and solutions while preparing you for K-12 technology education teaching certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 In this four-year degree program you'll explore the universal model approach to technological problems, gain mastery of computer applications, and evaluate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts of technology.

Train well. Go Far.

  • Cal U has a strong reputation as one of the high-quality technology education programs in the country.
  • The U.S. Department of Educationdesignated Cal U's program as one of seven National Technology Education Demonstration Centers.
  • The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's (ITEEA) Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education awarded Cal U the Outstanding Technology Teacher Education Program

Program Highlights: Technology Education

Individual Attention: Cal U's technology education program makes personal attention a priority. Average class sizes range from 10 to 20 students, allowing you to collaborate closely with your program professors and get individual academic support.

Top Accreditation: This program was one of the first in the nation to be accredited by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's (ITEEA) Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). We are continuing with NCATE's successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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of technology education graduates have been employed during the past 12 years.
Fully equipped on-campus technology labs. Manufacturing/fabrication. Information technology. Energy control systems. Research development and design. Bio-technology. Elementary school technology.
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Degree Benefits

Program degree courses in K-12 technology education will give you mastery of the latest teaching practices and theories while building your expertise in technology problem solving.

  • Develop knowledge and skills in technological tools, materials and processes.
  • Design, produce, use and evaluate products and systems with an emphasis on computer applications.
  • Integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts into your technology teaching practice.
  • Gain real-world student teaching experience in Pennsylvania schools.
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Degree Benefits

There is a significant shortage of technology education teachers within Pennsylvania and throughout the nation, which is projected to continue for the next decade. This has resulted in excellent placement rates, and most Cal U graduates report receiving multiple job offers. Program alumni can be found in such positions as:

  • Technology teachers in elementary, middle, or high schools across Pennsylvania and the United States.
  • Technology teachers at the community college or university level (after attending graduate school).
  • Industrial and government positions.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners.
Technology Education Bachelor's Degree
A Cal U student works in a technology lab.

Laboratory Classes

As a technology education major you'll complete a series of hands-on laboratory classes related to the technological systems of communication, construction, manufacturing and transportation. These laboratory courses focus on bio-related, construction, information, manufacturing and transportation technologies.

Students grow plants in a lab.

TEAC (Technology Education Association of California) Student Club

Join a professional organization for students majoring in technology education. TEAC promotes a better understanding of technology education and encourages engagement in local public service projects and mentorship programs. You'll also have the opportunity to travel to state, national and international conferences.

A Cal U instructor assists students.

A Model Program

Cal U's technology education demonstration center was conducted as part of the Appalachian Technology Education Consortium Project, which involved more than three dozen school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

Technology Education Bachelor's Degree Courses

This comprehensive education degree combines laboratory courses with education classes to prepare you for a successful career in K-12 technology education. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania, and can be completed in eight semesters of full-time study.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
TED 105  Communicating Technical Designs 3
TED 111  Information Systems 3
TED 126  Engineering Materials and Product Design 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Second Semester 15
ENG Approved Literature Course 3
MAT 191  College Trigonometry 3
TED 100  Introduction to Technology Education 3
TED 210  Design and Appropriate Technology 3
TED 226  Applications and Processing of Engineering Materials 3
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester* 16
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
ITE 250  Introduction to Automation 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
General Education Courses
Fourth Semester** 15
EDU 310  Teaching in a Multicultural Society 3
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners 3
TED 304  Designs in Bio-related Technology 3
General Education Course
Technical/Technological Elective 3
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions
TED 300  Assessment and Instruction in Technology Education 3
TED 302  Energy and Control Systems
TED 316  Structural Design
TED 346  Digital Communications 3
Sixth Semester 15
HSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety
TED 335  Transportation Systems
TED 436  Engineering Design and Development
General Elective
Technological/Technical Elective 
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ESP 419  Evidence-based Practice K-12 Inclusion 3
TED 426  Manufacturing Enterprise 3
TED 450  Teaching Technology in the Secondary School 3
TED 451  Teaching Technology in the Elementary School 3
Technological/Technical Elective 3
Eighth Semester 13
TED 461  Student Teaching - Technology Education 10
TED 462  Professional Practices in Technology Education 3
Total 120

* Praxis exams should be taken during or immediately following the third semester.

** Students should apply for admission to teacher education during the fourth semester.

Note: Technological/technical electives: COM 141, 142, 241, 242, CSC 120 or above, THE 141, any CET, EET, GCM, ITE or TED course not required by the major, or other courses approved by the adviser.  

Technology Education Faculty

Dr. Rene L. Kruse

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Michael Ulderich
Assistant Professor

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