Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Technology & Engineering Education (K-12)



J. A. DeLaura, Chair (860-832-1850): M. Dischino, P. Foster, D. Sianez, M. C. Vincenti (Dept. phone: 860-832-1850; fax: 860-832-1811; website: www.technology.ccsu.edu)

Department Overview

The Department of Technology and Engineering Education (K-12) offers the following programs of instruction:

  • BS degree in technology and engineering education (K-12);
  • Post baccalaureate certification program in technology education;
  • MS degree programs in technology education; and
  • Planned post master's-no certificate or degree.

Specific requirements for MS degree programs and planned post master's programs in technology education are stated in the Graduate Catalog.

The technology and engineering education (K-12) curriculum prepares individuals for teacher certification, grades K-12. Emphasis is placed on designing, developing, and utilizing technological systems; open-ended problem-based design activities; cognitive, manipulative, and affective learning strategies; and applying technological knowledge and processes to real-world experiences utilizing up-to-date resources. Technology and engineering education (K-12) majors complete a core of technology courses involving classroom and laboratory experiences with the materials, machines, systems, and concepts related to technology. In general education, technology majors experience courses in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, fine arts, and physical education. Preparation as a technology educator culminates with a core of professional education courses involving teaching strategies, evaluation, curriculum development, and student teaching.

Individuals who already have a bachelor's degree who desire to meet certification requirements for teaching technology and engineering education (K-12) in Connecticut should contact Dr. James DeLaura (860-832-1850).



Major in Technology and Engineering Education (K-12), BS (130 credits)

General Education Requirements (45-52 credits)

ENG 110 Freshman Composition 3
COMM 115 Fundamentals of Communication 3

COMM 140 Public Speaking 3
PE 144 Fitness/Wellness Ventures 2
HIST 161 American History to 1877 3

HIST 162 American History from 1877 to Present 3
MATH 115 Trigonometry 3

MATH 119 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry 4
PSY 236 Life-Span Development 3
TE 110 Technological Systems 3
PHYS 111 Introductory Physics I 3
CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry 3
STAT 104 Elementary Statistics 3

These courses count toward the overall general education requirements.

Note: This major does not require a minor.

Technology and Engineering Education (K-12) Professional Requirements

TE 299 Technology & Engineering Education Practicum 3
TE 399 Teaching Technology & Engineering (K-12) Teaching 3
TE 400 Professional Practices and Responsibilities in Technology Education and Engineering 3

Note: All of these courses may not be available each semester and are seldom available during the summer sessions; refer to the course description section of this catalog for information.

Technology and Engineering Education (K-12) Technical Requirements

MFG 118 Introduction to Materials 3
MFG 121 Technical Drafting & CAD 3
ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering 3
CET 223 Basic Electrical Circuits 3
ET 241 Applied Statics and Strength of Materials 3
TE 115 Electronic Portfolio Assessment 3
TE 155 Integrating Engineering Concepts for K-8 Students 3
TE 215 Materials Processing 3
TE 221 Innovation & Invention 3
TE 245 Building Design & Construction 3
TE 310 Communication Systems 3
TE 330 Transportation Design 3
TE 417 Robot Design & Construction 3
TE 498 Technology & Engineering Education Senior Design Project 3

Students may take additional technical courses, indicated by the TC prefix, approved by their technology and engineering education (K-12) advisor to fulfill their general education requirements.

Professional Education Requirements

SPED 315 Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDSC 425 Principles of Secondary Education 3
EDF 415 Educational Foundations 3
EDTE 316 Principles of Learning (Sec/K-12) 4
EDSC 414 Preliminary Student Teaching (Technology Education) 6
EDSC 415 Student Teaching (Technology Education) 6
RDG 440 Literacy in Secondary School 3

Admission to the Professional Program

Students must make formal application for admission to the professional program of technology and engineering education (K-12) after completion of 45 credits in course work. At least 15 of these credits must be in TC or TE courses. Applications are available from the dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies, Barnard Hall, and must be filed prior to September 21 or February 21. Acceptance is prerequisite to taking TE 400, EDSC 375, 414, and 415, EDF 415, EDTE 315, and SPED 315. Students must maintain a minimum 2.50 grade point average in all technology courses. See School of Education and Professional Studies, Admission to Professional Program section in the catalog for additional information.




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