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
CHMY 121IN - Introduction to General Chemistry4
COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking (formerly COM 110US)
or EDU 101US - Teaching and Learning
EDU 202 - Early Field Experience1
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
FCS 101IS - Indiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan
or EDEC 160 - Early Childhood Development
TE 101 - Intro to Technology Ed1
EELE 101 - Intro Electrical Fundamentals3
DDSN 114 - Introduction to CAD3
University Core and Electives9
Year Total: 30
Sophomore YearCredits
TE 207 - Materials and Processes4
EDU 223IS - Educ Psych and Adolescent Dev
or EDU 222IS - Educ Psych & Child Development
M 151Q - Precalculus4
TE 250CS - Technology and Society3
EDU 211D - Multicultural Education3
PHSX 205 - College Physics I4
University Core and Electives9
Year Total: 30
Junior YearCredits
AGED 333 - Construction Technology
or ARCH 241 - Building Construction I
TE 330 - Alternative Power/Enrgy Tech3
EDU 382 - Assessmt, Curric, Instructn3
TE 331 - Electronic Communication Technology4
EDSP 306 - Exceptional Learners3
TE 410 - Computer Aided and Industrial Machining and Manufacturing4
University Core and Electives10
Year Total: 30
Senior YearCredits
TE 353 - Teaching Practices1
TE 406 - Curriculum & Facilities Plan3
TE 417 - Manufacturing Technology3
EDU 395 - Practicum (5-12)3
EDU 497 - Methods (5-12 Ag & Tech Ed)3
University Core and Electives3
~ Student Teaching Semester~
EDU 495 - Student Teaching12
EDU 408 - Professional Issues: K-122
Year Total: 30
Total Program Credits: 120

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