Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Technology Education


Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses. 

TE 420            Manufacturing Systems                                                                              3
Prereq.:  MFG 118 and TE 215; for graduate students, admission to M.S. program in technology education. Laboratory application of the systems and technical means used to manufacture and construct products. Students will create designs, prototypes, tooling, transport devices, advertising strategies, line production techniques, and quality control mechanisms. Lecture/lab. Fall. 

TE 488            Independent Study in Technology Education                                1 TO 3
Prereq.:  Senior or graduate standing and permission of instructor. Directed independent studies in technology education for students who wish to pursue specialized areas which are not covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand. 

TE 501            Improving Curriculum and Instruction in Technology Education        3
Examination of professional practices in teaching technology. Emphasis on current methods in curriculum development, teaching or concept acquisition, and preparing to assess student learning.

TE 503            Bioengineering Concepts and Applications                                             3
Course will focus on the concepts underlying a wide range of, and the ethical issues of, biotechnologies (DNA, genetics, gene therapy, stem cell research, etc.);and presenting bioengineering concepts to grades 6-12 students. Minimum of 10 hours of field experience in middle or high school setting required.

TE 506            STEM in Technology and Engineering Education                                     3
Study of techniques for integrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content in an engaged learning technology education curriculum. Irregular.

TE 510            Computer Applications for Technology and Engineering Education          3
Use of computer applications as vehicle to deliver units of study and laboratory activities in technology and engineering education. Emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) course content. Irregular.

TE 513            Professional Strategies for Teaching Technical Subjects to Adults      3
Approaches and strategies designed for use with adult learners. The development, presentation and evaluation of student-prepared lessons unique to technical subjects will be emphasized. Irregular.

TE 520            Readings in Technology                                                                             3
Study of the nature of technology from a variety of perspectives. Students will explore, in-depth, the issues relative to the creation, use, and control of technology and its impacts on individuals and society.

TE 540            Curriculum Materials in Technology Education                                      3
Preparation of curriculum guides, instruction sheets, lesson plans, tests, special references, appropriate texts, and use of audio-visual material in technology education and vocational-technical education will be studied and evaluated. Irregular.

TE 560            Technological Developments                                                                    3
Study of major technological developments in communication, transportation, and production from a historical perspective. Emphasis on how humans moved from the stone age and the major developments along the way. Irregular.

TE 588            Internship in Technology and Engineering Education                                3
Prereq.:  Permission of department chair. Guided practice or professional internship relevant to the student's plan of study. Includes work on a project under supervision of a faculty advisor. Projects may be sponsored by a host organization outside of the university. May be repeated with differing topics for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand.

TE 590            Technology Education Facility Planning                                                  3
Emphasis will be given to a systems approach to facility and environmental planning for industrial education, including philosophical commitment, effective laboratory design and plant layout, equipment, selection, and requisition procedure. Irregular.

TE 595            Topics: Technical Seminar                                                                      3
Exploration of problems, trends, or emerging technology relevant to technology education programs.  May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. Irregular.

TE 596            Special Projects in Technology Education                                               3
Prereq.:  TE 598, 21 credits in planned program and a 3.00 overall GPA. Study of an advanced topic in technology education approved by advisor and a special project co-advisor. Requirements include a paper on the topic. At the option of the advisors, an oral presentation may also be required. Irregular.

TE 598            Research in Technology Education                                                          3
Familiarization with techniques and resources associated with research in the student's specialization. Opportunity for practical application will be provided. (To be taken during the first 12 credits of the graduate program.) Spring.

TE 599            Thesis                                                                                                         3
Prereq.:  Completion of 21 credits of graduate work; TE 598 or ED 598 or permission of instructor. Preparation of thesis under guidance of thesis advisor and additional faculty readers for students completing master's requirements under M.S. Plan A.  Oral presentation required. Irregular.


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