• State Department Website/Certification Information
• Iowa Industrial Technology Education Association (IITEA)
• Teaching Openings in Iowa
• University of Northern Iowa
• Upper Iowa University
• William Penn University
Department of Technology
2900 Campus Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Dominick O. Manusos, 319-273-2598
• Technology and Engineering Education
• BS – Technology and Engineering Education
• Certification – Industrial Technology (5-12)
The Technology and Engineering Education program at UNI prepares students to become middle school, junior high and high school teachers of Industrial Technology, Technology Education, and K12 Engineering in Iowa, as well as other places around the country. The teaching focus of the program is the nature of technology and its effects on society, to experience problem solving through design, innovation, and practical abilities needed for working and living in our technological world. Students also learn to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through coursework. The coursework specifically focuses on engineering design and sciences, construction, communication, energy and power, manufacturing, and transportation. Students who complete the program can automatically receive national Project Lead the Way (PLTW) certification upon graduation to teach the following PLTW courses: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and Digital Electronics. The program also includes exploration of careers associated with these broad areas. Technology and engineering teacher candidates learn to plan their curriculum, apply suitable teaching strategies and methods, and manage both traditional and contemporary instructional laboratories.
P.O. Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Billie Cowley, 563-425-5845
• Industrial Technology
• BA – Industrial Technology, 5-12 (partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College)
The focus of Upper Iowa University’s Teacher Education Program are the children in the PreK-12 schools. With the children as the focus, the program prepares well those who will be their teachers. A UIU’s pre-service educator is ready to hit the ground running when he/she obtains a teaching position. Upper Iowa University’s Teacher Education Program has partnerships with many community colleges and PreK-12 schools. Many pre-service educators come from community colleges with which UIU’s Teacher Education Program has partnerships.
201 Trueblood Ave.
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
James Smith, 641-673-1098
• Industrial Technology
• BA – Secondary Education with Industrial Technology endorsement
William Penn University is the only private, four-year liberal arts institution in Iowa to combine a professional educational program with a major in industrial technology. Graduates of this state-certified program are qualified to teach industrial technology in grades 7–12. The William Penn Industrial Technology program specializes in developing imaginative leaders with global perspective and a passion for excellence—leaders who are comfortable with technology, digitally literate, inventive thinkers, effective communicators, highly productive and confident in their ability to succeed in today’s technology-driven world.