Master of Science in Technology and Engineering Education

Program Rationale:
The Master of Science in Technology and Engineering Education is designed to develop the professional competencies of technology and engineering educators so that they may successfully progress in their professions.

The program is a balance of liberal arts, research, and professional and technology education courses leading to a Master of Science in Technology and Engineering Education degree. A minimum of 30 credits of study in approved graduate courses is required. The program is designed for flexibility in meeting the needs of the individual students. Programs of study are individualized through electives and independent study.

The primary purpose of the program is to develop the professional competencies of technology education instructors so that they may successfully progress in their chosen fields.

Program Learning Outcomes:
Technology and Engineering Education graduate students will be expected to:

  • identify and document an area of technical expertise;
  • develop technical research skills;
  • demonstrate areas of professional competencies by taking two of three professional education courses from a recommended list;
  • update their technical competencies and understandings in their major areas;
  • analyze and evaluate recent issues in their fields, such as curriculum innovations and strategies for program improvement and/or implementation; and
  • explain how the relationship between their fields and the academic disciplines impacts the development of their students.

With the guidance of an advisor, students select from the following plans: Plan A (30 credits including a thesis); Plan B (30 credits and comprehensive examination), or Plan C (30 credits including a special project).

Course and Capstone Requirements:
Professional Education (6-9 credits):
One of the following:
EDF 500 Contemporary Educational Issues 3
EDF 516 School and Society 3
EDF 524 Foundations of Contemporary Theories of Curriculum 3
EDF 525 History of American Education 3
EDF 538 The Politics of Education 3
EDF 583 Sociological Foundations of Education 3
Additional electives as approved by the faculty advisor - students may focus on instruction, curriculum development, administration/supervision, special education, or research.
Technology and Engineering Education offerings approved by advisor (12-21 credits)
Research (3-6 credits):
TE 598 Research in Technology Education (required as part of first 12 credits of the graduate program)
ED 599 Thesis (for Plan A)
TE 596 Special Projects in Technology Education (for Plan C)
  Comprehensive Examination (for Plan B)

Note: No more than nine credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor, may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study, for the M.S. degree.

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