If you are considering the Technology Education program, be sure to develop skills in writing, math and science. It is also helpful to have some technical background in the areas of materials, energy and power, and communication. An understanding of computer applications is a plus.
In your first year as a Technology Education student, you’ll balance general education, professional education and technical laboratory opportunities. General education courses include English composition, speech, psychology, sociology and math. You’ll also take an orientation course in the professional studies sequence to help you plan your program. Although you will be assigned a faculty adviser for assistance with program planning, additional help is available from the Advisement and Career Center, the Counseling Center, and Career Services.
A technical college transfer option is available for students enrolling in the technology education program who have completed a diploma or associate degree in a relevant technical field (e.g., automotive technology, electronics, technology, tool and die, and the like).
As You Progress
Your schedule will continue to include liberal studies as you advance, but more emphasis is placed on technical and professional courses. Through technical laboratory coursework, you will gain the versatility in content and skills you need to teach in public schools. In fact, you will also participate in several student teaching opportunities.