Technology Education


UW-Stout's Technology Education program prepares teachers for junior and senior high schools technology and engineering departments. Graduates help their students understand the technological nature of our world, by giving them the tools they need to cope with technology and make decisions about it. The program offers a background in training and technology that is also applicable to careers in business and industry. The Technology Education program leads to junior and senior high teaching certification in all 50 states. With required work experience and a few additional classes, graduates may also become certified to teach in Wisconsin vocational and technical colleges.

Are you part of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in your high school? UW-Stout will award up to six credits for two high school PLTW classes by earning a grade of 85% or higher and achieving a 70% or higher on the college credit end-of-course exam.

Students who plan to teach may wish to consider the TEACH Grant, a new federal program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. UW-Stout currently participates in the TEACH Grant program.

High School Preparation

  • General admissions criteria

  • Writing, math and science skills
  • Some technical background in the areas of materials, energy and power, and communication, including some computer applications


  • Industry and technology junior and senior high teacher
  • Vocational/technical school teacher
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production control supervisor
  • Technical service representative
  • Product development
  • Graphic arts management
  • Technical trainer

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $38,000
100% employed in 2012–2013

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Freshman Schedule

Freshman English - Composition or Freshman English - Honors I
Introduction to College Math II
Introduction to Technology Education
Materials and Manufacturing I
General Psychology

Freshman English – Reading or Freshman English – Honors II
Elementary Statistics
Middle School Technology Education
Welding and Casting Processes or Machining Metal Forming Processes
Information and Communication Technology
Health and Physical Education

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Introduction to Technology Education
Survey of the history, philosophy, mission, curriculum, methods, organizations and resources associated with technology education.

Technology for Elementary School Children
Development, philosophy, objectives and course organization for industrial arts for the elementary schools. Suitable laboratory work in woods, metals, plastics and drawing.

Middle School Technology Education
Reviews trends and activities in the technology education movement. To update instructors to teach middle school offerings.

Activities in Technology/Vocational Education
A study and design of learning activities for industrial and vocational education. Learning activities will be developed on selected levels of the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to carry out stated behavioral objectives. An evaluation of the appropriateness of learning activities as presented in contemporary curriculum projects.

Field Trips to Industry
Opportunities are provided for industrial and vocational education majors as well as teachers to accumulate information about industries through local and distant on-site visits to industries. A third credit may be earned by showing evidence of application of data collected in courses being taught.

Laboratory and Classroom Management in Technology Education
An overview of principles of facility planning and equipment selection for a variety of curriculum needs. Laboratory and classroom management techniques will be presented with an emphasis on safety requirements and managing various delivery systems used in contemporary programs.

Implementing Technology Education
Converts the theory of contemporary technology education programs into instructional materials, facilities, and strategy suited to the secondary and post-secondary school.

Planning Technical/Vocational Laboratories
School shop facility planning: equipment selection, placement, care and management.

Teaching Methods Technology/Vocational Education
Study of teaching methods in use in youth and adult shop classes. Instruction planning; lesson presentation with video tape equipment; methods of organization and management; instruction aids; professional ethics.

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

David Stricker, Program Director
225E Communication Technologies Bldg.
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-2757

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