Illinois State University
Technology and Engineering Education

Program Leader: Dr. Chris Merrill


Degree’s Offered: Bachelors, Masters, Certificate or Licensure

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Program Description: The Technology and Engineering Education program at Illinois State University is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, and is recognized as one of the best in the nation. The curriculum utilizes a broad base of courses in general, technical, and professional education to prepare individuals to teach technology and engineering education. Coursework allows specialization in numerous areas, including medical, agricultural and related biotechnologies, energy and power, information and communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction technologies. The curriculum at Illinois State prepares graduates to provide students with information concerning the development of technology and engineering and its effect on people, the environment, and society. In addition to receiving a strong technical education, students in this program have extensive field-based opportunities. Practical experience with public school students is continuous throughout the program, culminating in a semester-long supervised teaching experience in a public school. This program prepares students for technology education teaching positions in grades six through 12.

Eastern Illinois University
Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences
School of Technology
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Tel: 217.581.3226Fax: 217.581.6607
Jerry Cloward

The Career and Technical Education program at Eastern Illinois University School of Technology prepares students to teach high school technical education and industrial technology students. Coursework may include classes in automation and controls, manufacturing and production, construction, digital media, CADD/CAM, energy, and robotics along with teaching methods in CTE and technology education and education coursework.