About This Degree
A degree in Technology and Engineering Education prepares students to become highly qualified high school or middle school Technology and Engineering teachers who can help students develop the technological literacy and technical skills that are increasingly necessary in our changing world.
The ever-increasing rate of technological development and the impacts of globalization have created a strong demand for individuals who are technologically literate, skilled, innovative, and capable of working in teams. The world looks toward specialized educators to meet this demand. Graduates from the Technology and Engineering Education program at USU are highly sought after, resulting in 100% job placement in top teaching positions at middle and high schools throughout Utah and nationwide over the past 10+ years. Typically, graduates receive multiple employment offers even before completing their student teaching. Graduates of the program with appropriate skills and/or additional training may also choose to seek employment at the post-secondary level or as industrial trainers. Some graduates also pursue Masters' or Doctoral degrees.
A minor in Technology and Engineering Education is also available for USU students seeking education degrees in other content areas, but who wish to enhance their marketability by obtaining an additional endorsement in middle school Technology Education. For more information, contact the advisor for Technology and Engineering Education.
Technology and Engineering Education:
This emphasis is designed to prepare graduates for rewarding careers as teachers in Technology and Engineering at the middle school and high school levels. Technology and Engineering Education students develop their ability to use technological tools, processes, and systems safely and effectively in a laboratory setting by taking classes in a wide variety of technical areas, including Manufacturing, Automation/Robotics, Construction, Information Technology, Agricultural Technology, Transportation/Logistics, and more. Students learn to apply these skills and teach technological literacy in a classroom setting by completing coursework in teaching methods, assessment and evaluation, teaching and learning theory, and laboratory/classroom management. Students will also participate in enriching professional development activities and field experiences.
Skilled and Technical Sciences Education:
This emphasis is for students who wish to teach a specific trade, such as welding, automotive mechanics, manufacturing, and more. Graduates from this emphasis work as teachers of Career & Technical Education courses in these areas at the high school or post-high school level. This emphasis does not currently lead to secondary school licensure.
This is for the technology and engineering education emphasis only. In order to obtain a secondary teaching license for grades 6-12, students must complete the 35-credit Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), which includes one semester of student teaching in a public school. This program is administered by USU’s School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Student must apply to the School of TEAL the semester before taking STEP courses. This is usually the fall of their junior year. Students learn subject content through the ETE Department, and spend the last year or two studying education techniques through the STEP program.
Students in the technology and engineering education program do not need to have a minor because the program provides students with knowledge in several subject areas, therefore, expanding their career options.
BS: Logan (Main Campus)
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Career And Outcomes
With a degree in engineering and technology education, students may pursue the following careers:
- Middle school teacher
- High school teacher
- Technical college instructor
- Industrial trainer
- University instructor/faculty (with additional degrees/training)
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