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.
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).
|General Education Courses||41|
|Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101 English Composition I
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
TED 316 Structural Design
ESP 419 Evidence-Based Practices for K-12 Inclusion
Any Fine Arts Course
Any Natural Sciences Course
PSY 100 Psychology
|Ethics and Multicultural Awareness
EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society
|General Education Options
|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|
|Approved Technical/Technological Courses (x3)||9|
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
- Elective credits may be used toward a minor (see adviser).
- Any TED course must be passed with a “C” 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.