TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION: MASTER OF SCIENCE
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 profession. 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 field.
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;
• exhibit an acceptable degree of professional competencies and proficiency essential for meeting educational and social challenges;
• update their technical competencies and understandings in their major area;
• analyze and evaluate recent issues in their field, such as curriculum innovations and strategies for program improvement and/or implementation;
• explain how the relationship between their field and the academic disciplines impacts the development of their students;
• identify and research problems in education and use the results for professional improvement; and
• further their interest in and potential for educational leadership or other service in or outside their major area.
The application for admission to graduate study requires:
· A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required. When applicable, evidence of successful completion of a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 GPA, on a four point scale (where A = 4.00), will make the student eligible for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and the undergraduate GPA will not be counted.
· The admissions application, application fee, and official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University) must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.
Course and Capstone Requirements:
Professional Education (6–9 credits):
One of the following:
EDF 500 Contemporary Educational Issues
EDF 516 School and Society
EDF 524 Foundations of Contemporary Theories of Curriculum
EDF 525 History of American Education
EDF 538 The Politics of Education
EDF 583 Sociological Foundations of Education
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.