California University of Pennsylvania
College of Science and Technology
Department of Applied Engineering and Technology
250 University Ave., Box 64
California, PA 15419-1394
Tel: 724.938.4085Fax: 724.938.4572
Joseph G. Schickel, Chair
E-Mail: Schickel@ calu.edu
The Technology Education program at California University of Pennsylvania prepares you for K-12 technology education teaching certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Technology education includes the study of selected technological systems that explore the solutions of technological problems and their associated social and environmental impacts.
The U.S. Department of Education designated our program as one of seven National Technology Education Demonstration Centers. It was also one of the first in the nation to be accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the International Technology Education Association’s (ITEA) Council on Technology Teacher Education. We’ve earned an international reputation for excellence, having received the Outstanding Technology Teacher Education Program Award from the ITEA’s Council on Technology Teacher Education.
Cal U’s demonstration center was conducted as part of the Appalachian Technology Education Consortium Project, which involved more than three dozen school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
Program Objectives: Our technology education program:
Prepares you for K-12 technology education teaching certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Develops and integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts within the technology education curriculum.
Develops your knowledge and skills in the safe and appropriate use of technological tools, materials and processes as you design, produce, use and evaluate products and systems while emphasizing computer applications.
Delivers instruction through lecture and laboratory courses that focus on bio-related, construction, information, manufacturing and transportation technologies.
MEd Technology Education
The major goal of our online technology education graduate program is to continue the professional development of teachers and leaders in the field of technology education by providing a broad-based understanding of the field and its direction.
Current trends in curriculum, instruction, assessment and special populations
Focus on STEM and other ITEEA initiatives
Strategic planning, program development, grant development
Experiences in design, creativity and sustainable & international technology
Applied research and culminating project
This program offers three options. The Technology Education Master’s and STEM Education Letter of Completion options can be completed separately. For the third option, students may complete the Master’s and Letter of Completion simultaneously. All options are delivered 100% online.
For more information: http://www.calu.edu/academics/online-programs/me-tech-ed/index.htm
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Technology Education (currently); In process of changing to Technology & Engineering Education
School of Education
Department of Applied Engineering, Safety, and Technology
40 East Frederick Street, Osburn Hall
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Tel: 717.872.3316Fax: 717.872.3318
Contact: Barry G. David, Chair
Program Description: The Technology & Engineering Education program is a teacher training program for individuals seeking Pennsylvania State Certification in Technology Education (K-12). Students are broadly prepared in general education, technology and engineering, and professional teacher education. Emphasis is on understanding, applying, managing, and assessing design, bio-related, communication, energy and power, transportation and production technologies. Students may specialize in a technical area of their choice or opt for a concentration in engineering design. The undergraduate level Technology Education Teacher preparation program is designed for students coming right out of high school, or students who have been working in another field and now desire to pursue a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification. The undergraduate degree is a traditional four year degree, with one full semester being devoted to a professional experience in a local K-12 setting. The master of education program in technology education provides opportunities for continued professional growth of technology and engineering education teachers. Courses are required in educational research, philosophy and psychology. The Department offers a certification program for individuals seeking to become technology and engineering education teachers, but do not need to complete a second four-year degree. People with existing undergraduate degrees may elect to seek certification on either a graduate or undergraduate level. An advisory committee of technology education professionals assists with providing program relevancy. This program has been nationally recognized by the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) on Technology Teacher Education and the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).