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)
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 110||Freshman Composition||3|
|COMM 115||Fundamentals of Communication||3|
|COMM 140||Public Speaking||3|
|PE 144||Fitness/Wellness Ventures||2|
|CET 113||Introduction to Information Processing||3|
|HIST 161||American History to 1877||3|
|HIST 162||American History from 1877 to Present||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 Education (K-12) Professional Requirements
|TE 399||Teaching Technology & Engineering (K-12) Teaching ||3|
|TE 400||Professional 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 223||Basic Electrical Circuits||3|
|ENGR 150||Introduction to Engineering||3|
|ET 241||Applied Statics and Strength of Materials||3|
|MFG 121||Technical Drafting & CAD||3|
|MFG 216||Manufacturing Processes|
|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 299||Technology & Engineering Education Practicum |
|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 approved by their Technology Education advisor to fulfill their General Education requirements.
Professional Education Requirements
|SPED 315||Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities||3|
|EDF 415||Educational Foundations||3|
|EDTE 314||Applied Learning Theories (K-12 Programs)||4|
|EDSC 414||Preliminary Student Teaching (Technology Education)||6|
|EDSC 415||Student Teaching (Technology Education)||6|
|EDSC 425||Principles of Secondary Education||3|
|RDG 440||Literacy in the Secondary School||3|
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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