Technology Education

Technology Education is an integrated discipline designed to develop students' technological literacy. Through the study of past, present, and future technological systems, and their resources, processes, and impacts on society, students will better understand the role of technology in society.

The Technology Education Program at MSU is for individuals wishing to teach technology at the middle or high school level or to work within an industry where a broad understanding of technological concepts is important.

Two Technology Education options are available to allow for diversity in personal interests and career aspirations. The Broadfield Teaching Option is designed for in-depth study of Technology Education. The Industrial Technology Option does not lead to teaching licensure and is tailored for those individuals who are pursuing a career in an industry which requires a broad background in technology.

The Technology Education Program is sequenced into three phases to develop a progression of interrelated information. The foundation phase constitutes the introduction to technology. This introduction forms the base for future study and an understanding of basic technological concepts. The synthesis phase begins the in-depth study of the primary technology education components of communication, construction, manufacturing, and power/energy. During this phase students in the teaching option are involved in professional education coursework, while students in the industrial technology option begin selecting coursework which is tailored to meet specific career goals. The capstone phase of the program is structured to integrate the information and experiences of the preceding phases through applied learning activities. Students in the teaching option student teach at the middle/high school level. Students in the non-teaching option intern in business and industry areas related to their career interests.

Students in 5-12 and K-12 teaching majors are required to take courses in certain areas of professional education. A grade of "C" or better is required in all professional education courses; a "C-" is not acceptable. See the Teacher Education Program website for entrance requirements.

Technology Education Broadfield Teaching Option

Program Sequence

Freshman YearCredits
AGED 140US - Leadership Dev For Agriculture3  
HDFS 101IS - Indiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan3  
M 151Q - Precalculus
or M 161Q - Survey of Calculus
or M 171Q - Calculus I
TE 207 - Materials and Processes4  
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3  
CHMY 121IN - Introduction to General Chemistry  4
DDSN 114 - Introduction to CAD  3
WLDG 110 - Welding Theory I  1
WLDG 111 - Welding Theory I Practical (University Core Arts or Humanities)  3
University Core (Arts or Humanities)  3
Year Total: 17 14
Sophomore YearCredits
EDU 223IS - Educ Psych and Adolescent Dev
or EDU 222IS - Educ Psych & Child Development
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4  
WLDG 121 - Welding Theory II Practical3  
Directed Elective3  
University Core (Arts or Humanities)3  
EDU 370 - Integrating Tech into Educ  2
TE 250CS - Technology and Society  3
TE 330 - Alternative Power/Enrgy Tech  3
WLDG 120 - Welding Theory II  2
WLDG 122 - Welding Theory III Practical  3
Directed Elective
Year Total: 16 13
Junior YearCredits
AGED 312R - Communicating Agriculture3  
AGED 333 - Construction Technology3  
EDU 347 - Managing the Learning Environment for K-12/Secondary2  
EDU 382 - Assessmt, Curric, Instructn3  
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog3  
EDU 211D - Multicultural Education3  
AGED 253 - Ag Ed in Pub Schools  3
AGED 315 - Electrical and Power Systems Operation   3
TE 331 - Electronic Communication Technology  4
TE 410 - Computer Aided and Industrial Machining and Manufacturing  4
Directed Elective  3
Year Total: 17 17
Senior YearCredits
AGED 397 - Educational Methods in Ag1  
AGED 485 - Laboratory Management and Teaching in Agricultural Education3  
EDSP 306 - Exceptional Learners3  
EDU 497 - Methods3  
TE 417 - Manufacturing Technology3  
EDU 495R - Student Teaching  12
Year Total: 13 12
Total Program Credits: 119

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Technology Electives

BMGT 335Management and Organization3
BMGT 410Sustainable Business Practices3
BMGT 448Entrepreneurship3
BMGT 461Small Business Management3
CS 145RAWeb Design3
EGEN 105Introduction to General Engineering2
EGEN 125CSTech, Innovation, and Society3
EGEN 203Applied Mechanics3
ETME 203Mechanical Design Graphics3
ETME 310Machining and Industrial Safety3
GPHY 284Intro to GIS Science & Cartog3
GPHY 357GPS Fund/App in Mapping3
HSTA 482Technology and the Fate of Humanity3
PHSX 305RNArt & Science of Holography3
STAT 216QIntroduction to Statistics3
or STAT 217Q Intermediate Statistical Concepts
or STAT 332 Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
TE 294Seminar (max 4 cr.)1
TE 490RUndergraduate Research1-6
TE 492Independent Study1-3
WLDG 110Welding Theory I1
WLDG 111Welding Theory I Practical3
WLDG 120Welding Theory II2
WLDG 121Welding Theory II Practical3
WLDG 145Fabrication Basics3
WLDG 185Qualification Test Prep2
WLDG 205Applied Metallurgy2