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Technology and Engineering Education: MS

Technology and Engineering Education

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.

This degree program can be completed online or on campus. A thesis is required. Students completing this degree online will need to meet virtually or in person with their chair and committee members on a regular basis to complete their thesis research. This degree is recommend for those who will be working in an area of 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.

Admission 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
  • 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.

Financial Assistance

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

A variety of funding opportunities are available on the graduate school website.

Edward Reeve, PhD, The Ohio State University
Area: Technology and Engineering Education; STEM Education; Internationalization
Office: IS 112E
Phone: (435) 797-3642

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

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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Academic Advising

Debra Spielmaker
Professor, School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education - Graduate Program Advisor/Chair
Office: ASTE 101
Phone: (435) 213-5562

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