2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.S.Ed. in Technology Education

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) 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).


Course Credits
General Education Courses 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
EDU 350  Supporting the English Language Learner
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181 College Algebra
Health and Wellness
HSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety
Technological Literacy
TED 316  Structural Design
ESP 419  Evidence-Based Practices for K-12 Inclusion
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
Social Sciences
PSY 100  Psychology
Ethics and Multicultural Awareness 
EDU 310  Teaching in a Multicultural Society
General Education Options
  • Approved Literature Course (see list)
  • MAT 191  College Trigonometry
  • Approved Natural Sciences Course (see list)
Required Major Courses 58
TED 100  Introduction to Technology Education 3
TED 105  Communicating Technical Designs 3
TED 111  Information Systems 3
TED 126  Engineering Materials and Product Design 3
TED 210  Design and Appropriate Technology 3
TED 226  Applications and Processing of Engineering Materials 3
TED 300  Assessment and Instruction in Technology 3
TED 302  Energy and Control Systems 3
TED 304  Design in Bio-Related Technology 3
TED 335  Transportation Systems 3
TED 346  Digital Communications 3
TED 426  Manufacturing Enterprise 3
TED 436  Engineering Design and Development 3
TED 450  Teaching Technology in the Secondary School 3
TED 451  Teaching Technology in the Elementary School 3
TED 461  Technology Education Student Teaching 10
TED 462  Professional Practices in Technology Education 3
Required Related Courses 9
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Intervention 3
ITE 250  Introduction to Automation  OR  RET 110  Agile Robotics I 3
Related Electives 9
Approved Technical/Technological Courses (x3) 9
Free Electives 3
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): TED 436 Engineering Design and Development
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): TED 450 Teaching Technology in the Secondary School AND TED 451 Teaching Technology in the Elementary School
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): TED 304 Design in Bio-Related Technology

Program Notes:

  • Elective credits may be used toward a minor (see adviser).
  • Any TED course must be passed with a ā€œCā€ or better grade.
  • Approved Literature Courses: ENG 107, 125, 127, 148, 150, 155, 160, 203, 301, 302, 337, 338.
  • Approved Natural Sciences Courses: (one 4-credit LAB and one LAB or SCIENCE required):
    • LAB (4 credits): BIO 115, BIO 206, CHE 101, PHY 121.
    • SCIENCE (3 credits): EAS 163, ENS 101, PHS 120, PHS 137.
  • Approved Technical/Technological Electives: COM 141, 142, 241; THE 141; CSC 120 or above; any CET, EET, GCM, RET, ITE or TED course not already required by the major; or any other courses approved by adviser.
  • Developmental course credits do not count toward graduation, but are calculated in the GPA.

Admission to Teacher Education Window: 

  • 48-65 credits.
  • Admission/Retention form signed.
  • C or better grades in 6 credits of Composition/English Literature.
  • C or better grades in 6 credits of Math.
  • C or better grade in TED 100 Preservice Teacher Professional Disposition Instrument Level 2.
  • Document Act 34, Act 114 and Act 151 clearances.
  • Pass PAPA exams in Reading, Writing, Math (modules 1-3).
  • 2.80 GPA overall.

Recommendation for Student Teaching (required 1 semester prior):

  • Due Jun. 1 for Fall, Nov. 1 for Spring.
  • 3.00 GPA overall (at time of application and start of student teaching).
  • C or better grade in each TED course.
  • TB test.
  • Pass Praxis II TED exam (0051) and Fundamental Subjects exam (0511).
  • Current Act 34, 114 and 151 clearances, valid through student teaching.
  • Pass Live Text Performance Principles Portfolio review.
  • $1 million liability insurance policy.


Certification to teach K-12 is awarded upon graduation and completion of state certification requirements. 

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