Curriculum: Technology Education Certification

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years. 


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
7
   
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
3
Technical/Technological Elective 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions
3
TED 300  Assessment and Instruction in Technology Education 3
TED 302  Energy and Control Systems
3
TED 316  Structural Design
3
TED 346  Digital Communications 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
HSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety
3
TED 335  Transportation Systems
3
TED 436  Engineering Design and Development
3
General Elective
3
Technological/Technical Elective 
3
   
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 advise.  

Three credits of literature are required for all Teacher Education programs. Students must earn a grade of C or better in every TED course, one English composition course, two math courses and one American/English literature course. Grades of C- or lower in these courses must be repeated until a grade of C or better is earned. For the natural science requirement, take one 4-credit lab course (BIO 115, 206, CHE 101, PHY 121) and one course from either the lab or science (BIO 201, EAS 163, ENS 101, PHS 120, 137) selection.