Fully available online or on-campus the graduate program in technology education provides students with a sound philosophy and contemporary teaching strategies for the teaching of technology. The program prepares a student for a profession in teaching environmental courses and technology instruction at the 7-12 level, and technical college level. Technology instruction can range from courses in woods, metals, CAD design and much more. The program also is designed to allow students to obtain the necessary skills to conduct both basic and applied research related to social, cultural, environmental, or technical concerns involving the implementation of technology. This program in itself will not provide licensure for secondary school technology education teaching.
Accreditation Specific to the Program
Technology Specialists of the World Trade Association
Educational Association of the Americas
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
Minnesota Board of Teaching
Undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed. A large emphasis is placed on scholarship within the undergraduate education core and the GPA in the major.
An admission or denial letter will usually be sent within two weeks of the interview.
Length of Program - Measured by Semesters
Part-time student: five semesters taking six credits per semester.
Part-time education track student: seven semesters for those taking six credits per semester.
Full-time student: three semesters taking 12 credits per semester.
The on-campus and online program are designed for both full-time and part-time students.
Most on-campus courses are offered evenings and as summer workshops to accommodate working students.
Full-time students in the on-campus program must expect to complete a majority of their course load in evening classes.
Graduate Assistantship Overview
One or two graduate assistantship positions are generally sponsored each year, and are available both fall and spring semesters. Hourly wages are paid for summer employment.
An ETS graduate assistant will find a challenging assistantship through assisting in undergraduate laboratory sections and providing research assistance to professors.