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Technology and Engineering Education, MS

Department: School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences



Technology and Engineering Education

About This Degree

The technology and engineering education degree is primarily designed for teachers in the areas of technology and engineering education, and career and technical education. Its purpose is to increase a teacher’s background regarding current educational theory and practice in these areas. In this program, students are required to complete a professional core of courses related to technology and engineering education, and career and technical education. Students are also required to complete selected electives that help them achieve their educational goals.


Location(s)

  • MS - Logan Campus

Graduates are generally teachers who wish to obtain a master’s degree to increase their pay scale. They can also pursue careers in industry.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a background in education. There may be some prerequisite courses required to make up for deficiencies in the student’s undergraduate transcript, which will be determined by the department.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on in the GRE (the MAT is also accepted for MS applicants)
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

International students have additional admissions requirements.


Admissions Deadlines

The department has the following deadlines:

  • Fall semester - February 20 
  • Spring semester - August 1
  • Applications are accepted after these deadlines, but students will not be considered for financial assistance.
  • International students are encouraged to apply much earlier to allow time for Visa applications.

Master's Degree Plan Option(s)

Students can receive the MS by pursuing one of three options:

  • In the Plan A option, students complete graduate-level coursework and must write a thesis.
  • The Plan B option requires the production of a paper or creative work of art and is expected to reflect equivalent scholarship standards as a thesis.

Financial Assistance

The department is generally able to fund all full-time MS students with teaching and research assistantships.

A variety of additional funding opportunities are available, including fellowships, scholarships, tuition awards, and travel support. Additionally, students may be eligible for subsidized health insurance through qualifying assistantships.


Program Requirements

Click here to see course requirements for the Master of Science.

In addition to completion of the required professional core, students are encouraged to take additional supporting courses in other areas that will help them meet their own professional and career goals. For example, supporting courses outside the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education can be taken from other disciplines, such as agricultural systems technology and education and business.


Advisor(s)

Edward Reeve
Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: IS 108
Phone: (435) 797-3642
Email: ed.reeve@usu.edu



Faculty

Kurt Becker, PhD, Texas A&M University
Professor, Department Head
Area: Adult learning cognition, engineering education professional development, technical training
Office: IS 112
Phone: (435) 797-1795
Email: kurt.becker@usu.edu


Ning Fang, PhD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor
Area: Dynamics, manufacturing engineering, engineering education reform, developing innovative and effective pedagogy and course curriculum
Office: IS 106 C
Phone: (435) 797-2948
Email: ning.fang@usu.edu


Oenardi Lawanto, PhD, University of Illinois
Assistant Professor
Area: Engineering education, cognition, learning, instruction, e-learning
Office: IS 103 A
Phone: (435) 797-8699
Email: olawanto@usu.edu


Edward Reeve, PhD, Edward Reeve, PhD,
Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Area: Technology education, educational standards, curriculum development, training and development, internationalizing the curriculum
Office: IS 108
Phone: (435) 797-3642
Email: ed.reeve@usu.edu


Paul Schreuders, PhD, University of Texas
Assistant Professor
Area: Engineering education, biological engineering, social networking
Office: IS 106 A
Phone: (435) 797-7559
Email: paul.schreuders@usu.edu


Gary Stewardson, PhD, University of Maryland
Associate Professor
Area: Manufacturing technology, curriculum development, training and development, automation, control technology
Office: IS 112 D
Phone: (435) 797-1802
Email: gary.stewardson@usu.edu


Matthew Verleger, PhD, Purdue University
Assistant Professor
Area: Model eliciting activities, peer review
Office: IS 100 E
Phone: (435) 797-8633
Email: matthew.verleger@usu.edu


Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs

American Society of Engineering Education: ASEEis a nonprofit organization committed to promoting education in engineering and engineering technology. ASEE's goal is to help engineering educators and students by its various goals for research, instruction, public service, etc.

International Technology Education Association: ITEA is a professional organization for educators in the fields of technology, innovation, design, and engineering. ITEA's goal is to support the profession by promoting professionalism in its various areas. 


Labs, Centers, Research

Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium: RMNSGC is one of 52 National Space Grant Consortia in the United States. As a member of the consortium, USU has awarded more than 100 fellowships to students interested in aerospace-related education and careers. The majority of Space Grant student awards include a mentored research experience with university faculty and NASA scientists, engineers, and technologists.


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