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:

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 Education (K-12), BS (130 credits)

General Education Requirements (44-46 credits)

ENG 110Freshman Composition3
COMM 115Fundamentals of Communication3

COMM 140Public Speaking3
PE 144Fitness/Wellness Ventures2
CET 113Introduction to Information Processing3
HIST 161American History to 18773

HIST 162American History from 1877 to Present3
MATH 115Trigonometry3

MATH 119Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry4
PSY 236Life-Span Development3
TE 110Technological Systems3
PHYS 111Introductory Physics I3
CHEM 111Introductory Chemistry3
STAT 104Elementary Statistics3

These courses count toward the overall general education requirements.

Note: This major does not require a minor.

Technology Education (K-12) Professional Requirements

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

Note: Both 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 Education (K-12) Technical Requirements

CET 223Basic Electrical Circuits3
ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering3
ET 241Applied Statics and Strength of Materials3
MFG 121Technical Drafting & CAD3
MFG 216Manufacturing Processes
TE 115Electronic Portfolio Assessment3
TE 155Integrating Engineering Concepts for K-8 Students3
TE 215Materials Processing3
TE 221Innovation & Invention3
TE 245Building Design & Construction3
TE 299Technology & Engineering Education Practicum
TE 310Communication Systems3
TE 330Transportation Design3
TE 417Robot Design & Construction3
TE 498Technology & Engineering Education Senior Design Project3

Students may take additional technical courses approved by their Technology Education advisor to fulfill their General Education requirements.

Professional Education Requirements

SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDF 415Educational Foundations3
EDTE 314Applied Learning Theories (K-12 Programs)4
EDSC 414Preliminary Student Teaching (Technology Education)6
EDSC 415Student Teaching (Technology Education)6
EDSC 425Principles of Secondary Education3
RDG 440Literacy in the Secondary School3

Admission to the Professional Program

Students must make formal application for admission to the Professional Program of Technology Education after completion of 45 credits in course work. At least 15 of these credits must be in TE courses. Applications are available from the Dean 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 414, 415 and 425, EDF 415, RDG 440, 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 for additional information.



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