Technology and Engineering Education: MS
Students enrolled in this degree program will complete a professional core of courses related to technology and engineering education, and career and technical education.
While this degree does not result in a teaching license for public schools, students will develop skills in the areas of instruction, program planning, evaluation and research related to research methodology and statistical applications.
A thesis is required. Some of the coursework (30-33 credits) is available online. This degree is recommend for those who will be working in an area of technology and engineering education requiring research in addition to teaching or those seeking a PhD.
Graduates are generally teachers who wish to obtain a master’s degree to increase their pay scale. They can also pursue careers in industry.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kurt Becker, PhD, Texas A&M University
Area: Adult learning cognition, engineering education professional development, technical training
Office: ENGR 214
Phone: (435) 797-2076
Ning Fang, PhD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Area: Dynamics, manufacturing engineering, engineering education reform, developing innovative and effective pedagogy and course curriculum
Office: ENGR 224
Phone: (435) 797-2948
Oenardi Lawanto, PhD, University of Illinois
Area: Engineering education, cognition, learning, instruction, e-learning
Office: ENGR 219
Phone: (435) 797-8699
Edward Reeve, PhD, The Ohio State University
Area: Technology and Engineering Education; STEM Education; Internationalization
Office: IS 112E
Phone: (435) 797-3642
Paul Schreuders, PhD, University of Texas
Area: Engineering education, biological engineering, social networking
Office: IS 106 A
Phone: (435) 797-7559
Gary Stewardson, PhD, University of Maryland
Area: Manufacturing technology, curriculum development, training and development, automation, control technology
Office: IS 112 D
Phone: (435) 797-1802
Matthew Verleger, PhD, Purdue University
Area: Model eliciting activities, peer review
Office: IS 100 E
Phone: (435) 797-8633
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.
Department:School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education (ASTE)
College:College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Office: IS 112E
Phone: (435) 797-3642