The master of education program in technology education
provides opportunities for continued professional growth of technology education teachers
. Courses are required in educational research, philosophy and psychology. Current theories and practices in technology education are developed regarding its evolution, philosophy, curricula, methodology, facilities, interdisciplinary relationships and impacts. Opportunities are provided for remaining current with recent technological developments and improving technological problem solving expertise. Courses may also be elected to broaden knowledge in related educational areas.
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and be certified to teach. Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and seek admission may wish to satisfy technology education teacher certification requirements. Selected graduate courses may be credited toward both certification and the master’s degree in technology education. See the department chairperson for further information.
Teachers who are not certified in technology education and are interested in integrating technology into their curriculum may seek probationary admission to the master’s program in technology education. These teachers will be considered for regular admission upon the completion of the following undergraduate laboratory courses: ITEC 110: Communications Systems; ITEC 120: Energy, Power and Transportation Systems; and ITEC 130: Production Materials and Processes. It should be noted that this process will not enable teacher certification in technology education.
Admission to the M.Ed. program in technology education is granted after a favorable review of application materials. A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 2.75 and Miller Analogies Test score of 383 or Graduate Record Examination average score of 450 for the verbal, and quantitative components and a 3.5 for the analytical writing component of the test are required. Probationary admission may be granted at the discretion of the department