The Bachelor of Science in Education in Technology Education degree prepares students for K-12 technology education teaching certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Technology education includes the study of selected technological systems. Through this program, students explore solutions to technological problems and their associated social and environmental impacts. They also develop skills in the safe and appropriate use of tools, materials and processes as they design, produce, use and evaluate technological systems.
Traditional (on campus)
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).
The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.
|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|
|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|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|ITE 250 Introduction to Automation||3|
|PSY 100 General Psychology||3|
|General Education Courses
|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
|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|
|HSC 315 First Aid and Personal Safety
|TED 335 Transportation Systems
|TED 436 Engineering Design and Development
|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|
|TED 461 Student Teaching - Technology Education||10|
|TED 462 Professional Practices in Technology Education||3|
* 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.
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.
Certification to teach K-12 is awarded upon graduation and completion of state certification requirements.