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
|CHMY 121IN - Introduction to General Chemistry||4|
|COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking (formerly COM 110US)|
or EDU 101US - Teaching and Learning
|EDU 202 - Early Field Experience||1|
|WRIT 101W - College Writing I||3|
|FCS 101IS - Indiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan|
or EDEC 160 - Early Childhood Development
|TE 101 - Intro to Technology Ed||1|
|EELE 101 - Intro Electrical Fundamentals||3|
|DDSN 114 - Introduction to CAD||3|
|University Core and Electives||9|
|TE 207 - Materials and Processes||4|
|EDU 223IS - Educ Psych and Adolescent Dev|
or EDU 222IS - Educ Psych & Child Development
|M 151Q - Precalculus||4|
|TE 250CS - Technology and Society||3|
|EDU 211D - Multicultural Education||3|
|PHSX 205 - College Physics I||4|
|University Core and Electives||9|
|AGED 333 - Construction Technology|
or ARCH 241 - Building Construction I
|TE 330 - Alternative Power/Enrgy Tech||3|
|EDU 382 - Assessmt, Curric, Instructn||3|
|TE 331 - Electronic Communication Technology||4|
|EDSP 306 - Exceptional Learners||3|
|TE 410 - Computer Aided and Industrial Machining and Manufacturing||4|
|University Core and Electives||10|
|TE 353 - Teaching Practices||1|
|TE 406 - Curriculum & Facilities Plan||3|
|TE 417 - Manufacturing Technology||3|
|EDU 395 - Practicum (5-12)||3|
|EDU 497 - Methods (5-12 Ag & Tech Ed)||3|
|University Core and Electives||3|
|~ Student Teaching Semester~|
|EDU 495 - Student Teaching||12|
|EDU 408 - Professional Issues: K-12||2|
|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.