2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.S.Ed. in Technology Education

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Program Description

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. 

Delivery Mode

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. 

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.  

Additional Requirements

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. 

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