Technology & Engineering Education
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TE 110 Technological Systems 3
A holistic perspective of technological systems and their impacts on social institutions. Focus on human endeavors in the development, use and control of technology. Fall. Study Area II
TE 115 Electronic Portfolio Assessment 3
Construction of electronic portfolios to organize, display, and provide reflection of student's coursework and projects. Topics include portfolio design and construction methods, artifact selection, reflective practices, and implementation skills. Fall.
TE 155 Integrating Engineering Concepts for K-8 Students 3
Prereq.: TE 115, may be taken concurrently. Fingerprinting required. Development, implementation, and assessment of age-appropriate engineering-design activities that integrate studies of technology, science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. Field experience required. Spring.
TE 215 Materials Processing 3
Concepts involved in the efficient processing of multiple materials. Appropriate hand tools and equipment are employed to demonstrate the relationship between materials, properties and processes. Attention is given to procedures common to a variety of manufactured products. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week.
TE 217 Laboratory Practices 3
Prereq.: TE 115. Laboratory practices designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities and projects. 3 hr Lecture/2 hr Lab, course meets 5 hours per week. Fall.
TE 221 Innovation & Invention 3
Prereq.: MFG 121. Introduction to teaching engineering design (K-12). Focus on activities that lead to innovation and invention, problem identification, research methods, prototype development and presentation of results. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Spring.
TE 245 Building Design & Construction 3
Prereq.: MFG 121. Means used to design and construct buildings. Investigation of building codes, site work, wood frame, masonry, concrete and steel frame design and construction techniques. A residential structure design project is required. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. Fall.
TE 299 Technology & Engineering Education Practicum 3
Prereq.: TE 115 and TE 155; Coreq.: EDTE 314. Fingerprinting required. Organization and management of technology exhibitions and competitions for middle- and high-school students. Focus on developing children's knowledge, abilities, and leadership through extracurricular and classroom activities. Field experience required. Fall.
TE 310 Communication Systems 3
Prereq.: TE 115. Application of graphic and electronic communication systems with focus on how the individualized components function together as a system. Research and lab activities include computer graphics, desktop publishing, video, and telecommunications. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week.
TE 330 Transportation Design 3
Prereq.: TE 215 and TE 221. Application of the systems which extend the means of transportation beyond the physical capability of the human body. Includes terrestrial, atmospheric, marine, and space transportation technologies and their social, environmental, and economic impact. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week.
TE 399 Teaching Technology & Engineering (K-12) Teaching 3
Prereq.: TE 299 and coreq.: EDTE 314. Develops background for Technology Education student teaching and professionalism. Emphasis on the development, presentation, and evaluation of student-developed lessons and methods of student assessment, applied to Technology Education laboratories. Field experience required. Fall.
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TE 400 Professional Practices and Responsibilities in Technology and Engineering Education (K-12) 3
Prereq.: TE 399, may be taken concurrently; admission into the Professional Program. Coreq.: EDSC 425. Professional course which stresses preparation for student teaching, or supervised teaching, and objectives, planning techniques, and problems of teaching technology education at the secondary, middle and elementary school levels. Required of all undergraduate majors in Technology Education, and post-baccalaureate students in the Technology Education certification program. Field hours required. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class. Fall.
TE 417 Robot Design & Construction 3
Prereq.: TE 215 and TE 221. Examines the use of robotics in education. Topics include robot applications in education, system development methodologies, project planning and scheduling, robot design and implementation, competitions, and educational resources. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week.
TE 488 Independent Study in Technology Education 1 TO 3
Prereq.: Senior or graduate standing and permission of instructor. Directed independent studies in technology education for students who wish to pursue specialized areas which are not covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand. [GR]
TE 498 Technology & Engineering Education Senior Design Project 3
Prereq.: TE 400, may be taken concurrently, and senior standing. Team work or individual project of study, design and/or research a project related to technology education. Final reports submitted to the department for archiving. Oral presentations and electronic portfolio are required. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week.
TE 501 Improving Curriculum and Instruction in Technology Education 3
Examination of professional practices in teaching technology. Emphasis on current methods in curriculum development, teaching or concept acquisition, and preparing to assess student learning.
TE 503 Bioengineering Concepts and Applications 3
Course will focus on the concepts underlying a wide range of, and the ethical issues of, biotechnologies (DNA, genetics, gene therapy, stem cell research, etc.);and presenting bioengineering concepts to grades 6-12 students. Minimum of 10 hours of field experience in middle or high school setting required.
TE 506 STEM in Technology and Engineering Education 3
Study of techniques for integrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content in an engaged learning technology education curriculum. Irregular.
TE 510 Computer Applications for Technology and Engineering Education 3
Use of computer applications as vehicle to deliver units of study and laboratory activities in technology and engineering education. Emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) course content. Irregular.
TE 513 Professional Strategies for Teaching Technical Subjects to Adults 3
Approaches and strategies designed for use with adult learners. The development, presentation and evaluation of student-prepared lessons unique to technical subjects will be emphasized. Irregular.
TE 520 Readings in Technology 3
Study of the nature of technology from a variety of perspectives. Students will explore, in-depth, the issues relative to the creation, use, and control of technology and its impacts on individuals and society.
TE 540 Curriculum Materials in Technology Education 3
Preparation of curriculum guides, instruction sheets, lesson plans, tests, special references, appropriate texts, and use of audio-visual material in technology education and vocational-technical education will be studied and evaluated. Irregular.
TE 560 Technological Developments 3
Study of major technological developments in communication, transportation, and production from a historical perspective. Emphasis on how humans moved from the stone age and the major developments along the way. Irregular.
TE 588 Internship in Technology and Engineering Education 3
Prereq.: Permission of department chair. Guided practice or professional internship relevant to the student's plan of study. Includes work on a project under supervision of a faculty advisor. Projects may be sponsored by a host organization outside of the university. May be repeated with differing topics for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand.
TE 590 Technology Education Facility Planning 3
Emphasis will be given to a systems approach to facility and environmental planning for industrial education, including philosophical commitment, effective laboratory design and plant layout, equipment, selection, and requisition procedure. Irregular.
TE 595 Topics: Technical Seminar 3
Exploration of problems, trends, or emerging technology relevant to technology education programs. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. Irregular.
TE 596 Special Projects in Technology Education 3
Prereq.: TE 598, 21 credits in planned program and a 3.00 overall GPA. Study of an advanced topic in technology education approved by advisor and a special project co-advisor. Requirements include a paper on the topic. At the option of the advisors, an oral presentation may also be required. Irregular.
TE 598 Research in Technology Education 3
Familiarization with techniques and resources associated with research in the student's specialization. Opportunity for practical application will be provided. (To be taken during the first 12 credits of the graduate program.) Spring.
TE 599 Thesis 3
Prereq.: Completion of 21 credits of graduate work; TE 598 or ED 598 or permission of instructor. Preparation of thesis under guidance of thesis advisor and additional faculty readers for students completing master's requirements under M.S. Plan A. Oral presentation required. Irregular.