Technology Education

Technology Education is an integrated discipline designed to develop students' technological literacy. Through the study of technological systems, and associated resources, processes, and societal impacts, students will gain understanding of technology’s roles in past, present and future society. The Technology Education Broadfield Teaching program at MSU is for individuals wishing to teach industrial technology at the middle or high school level or to work within an industry where a broad understanding of industrial technological concepts is important. The option is designed for in-depth study of Technology Education and prepares completers for careers as teachers in 5-12 settings. 

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 that is tailored to meet specific career goals. The capstone phase is structured to integrate the information and experiences of the preceding phases through applied learning activities. Teaching option students will complete a semester-long teaching candidacy program at the middle/high school level. 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 Development 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  
DDSN 114 - Introduction to CAD  3
CHMY 121IN - Introduction to General Chemistry
& CHMY 122IN - Introduction to General Chemistry Lab
WLDG 110 - Welding Theory I  1
WLDG 111 - Welding Theory I Practical (University Core Arts or Humanities)  3
University Core (Arts or Humanities)  3
AGED 105 - Microcomputers in Agriculture  3
Year Total: 17 17
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  3
TE 250CS - Technology and Society  3
AGTE 330 - Alternative Power & Energy Technology  3
WLDG 120 - Welding Theory II  2
WLDG 122 - Welding Theory III Practical  3
Year Total: 16 14
Junior YearCredits
AGED 312R - Communicating Agriculture3  
AGED 333 - Construction Technology3  
EDU 382 - Assessmt, Curric, Instructn3  
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog
or TE 332 - Remote and Autonomous Aircraft Systems
EDU 211D - Multicultural Education3  
EDU 347 - Managing the Learning Environment for K-12/Secondary2  
AGED 253 - Ag Ed in Public Schools  3
AGED 315 - Electrical and Power Systems Operation   3
TE 410 - Computer Aided and Industrial Machining and Manufacturing  4
Directed Elective  4
Year Total: 17 14
Senior YearCredits
AGED 397 - Educational Methods in CTE1  
AGED 485 - Laboratory Management and Teaching in CTE3  
EDSP 306 - Exceptional Learners3  
AGTE 417 - Manufacturing Technology3  
EDM 411 - Methods: 5-12 Ag & Tech Ed3  
EDU 495R - Student Teaching  12
Year Total: 13 12
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.

Directed Technology Electives

CS 145RAWeb Design3
CSCI 107Joy and Beauty of Computing3
CSCI 109C for Engineers and Scientists3
CSCI 112Programming with C I3
CSCI 132Basic Data Structures and Algorithms4
DDSN 131Introduction to Drafting and Design3
DDSN 135SolidWorks I3
DDSN 166Revit I3
DDSN 186Intermediate Drafting & Design3
DDSN 235SolidWorks II3
DDSN 276Presentation & Animation3
EGEN 105Introduction to General Engineering2
EGEN 125CSTech, Innovation, and Society3
EGEN 203Applied Mechanics3
EMAT 251Materials Structures and Prop3
EMAT 252Materials Struct and Prop Lab1
EMAT 350Engineering Materials3
ETEC 106AC Circuit Analysis3
ETEC 113Circuits Lab1
ETEC 245Digital Electronics4
ETEC 250Solid State Electronics I4
ETME 100Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology1
ETME 202Mechanical Engineering Technology Computer Applications3
ETME 203Mechanical Design Graphics3
ETME 215Manufacturing Processes3
ETME 310Machining and Industrial Safety3
GPHY 284 Intro to GIS Science & Cartog 3
GPHY 357GPS Fund/App in Mapping3
HSTA 482Technology and the Fate of Humanity3
PHSX 305RNArt and Science of Holography3
STAT 216QIntroduction to Statistics3
or STAT 332 Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
or STAT 337 Intermediate Statistics with Introduction to Statistical Computing
TE 490RUndergraduate Research1-6
TE 492Independent Study1-3
WLDG 145Fabrication Basics3
WLDG 185Qualification Test Prep2
WLDG 205Applied Metallurgy2