Technology & Engineering Education, BS

Central to Using Technology to Improve Life.

Central’s BSEd in Technology & Engineering Education provides hands-on, problem-based learning. The program prepares graduates to teach technology & engineering in Connecticut with an emphasis on STEM related topics. By developing technological literacy, students gain the knowledge and experiences to make decisions about technology ranging from their choices as consumers to questions about public policy.

Graduates are prepared to teach in elementary, middle, secondary, and adult Technology & Engineering program in Connecticut and throughout the United States.

Program Features

  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Small class sizes
  • Classes held on-campus
  • Access to new, state-of-the-art laboratories and technology
  • Attendance and participation in regional and national conferences and competitions
  • Dedicated faculty are experts in their field
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

James DeLaura
Professor/Department Chair
Technology & Engineering Education
Nicolaus Copernicus Hall

Did You Know?

The prospects for students graduating with a degree in Technology & Engineering Education are excellent. The job placement rate of Central Technology and Engineering since 2001 is over 100%.

Learning Outcomes

  • Possess and be able to teach and assess basic knowledge and skills in technology and engineering education, as outlined in the Standards for Technological Literacy, the Framework for K-12 Science Standards, and applicable state standards.
  • Understand and be able to foster and assess student acquisition of age-appropriate technology and engineering concepts, as outlined.
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan and maintain a safe, flexible, and age-appropriate learning environment which promotes inquiry and problem-based learning; and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to operate equipment and handle materials safely.
  • Demonstrate an ability to design and adapt rigorous, appealing, standards-based student challenges which require students to research, design, test, and redesign solutions to ill-defined problems, and which meaningfully integrate studies of mathematics, science, engineering, technology, and other subjects.
  • Demonstrate an ability to adjust instructional approaches in response to differing learning styles; to manage multiple, disparate student activities simultaneously; and to design and administer assessments which promote continuous reflection and improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically assess technological and educational tends, and when appropriate, promote change in technology and engineering education.