Technology & Engineering Education
The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, the Connecticut Department of Education (for its certification programs in education), and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Technology & Engineering Education programs are included within these accreditation bodies.
The Technology & 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 & Engineering Education 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 & Engineering Education 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.
Successful completion of the Technology & Engineering Education K-12 program and meeting State of Connecticut Certification Standards leads to certification to teach Technology & Engineering Education K-12 in the State of Connecticut. Graduates have experienced 100% placement over the past several years and the State of Connecticut expects teaching opportunities to remain strong.
Program Sheet and Program Flowchart:
Type of Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Technology & Engineering Education K-12