Montana State University

Department of Education

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172880
Bozeman, MT 59717-2880

Tel: (406) 994-3120
Fax: (406) 994-3261
E-mail: educ@montana.edu
Location: 222 Reid Hall

Dean:

Dean, Lynda Ransdell

Department Head:

Department Head, Jayne Downey

 

Department of Education Title

College Department

  • About
  • Broadfield Teaching Option
  • Industrial Technology Option

Technology Education is an integrated discipline designed to develop technological literacy as part of all students' fundamental education. Through the study of past, present, and future technological systems, and their resources, processes, and impacts on society students will better understand the role of technology in society.

The Technology Education Program at MSU is for individuals wishing to teach technology at the middle or high school level or work within industry where a broad understanding of technological concepts is important.

Two technology education options are available to allow for diversity in personal interests and career aspirations. The Broadfield Teaching Option is designed for in-depth study of Technology Education. The Industrial Technology Option is tailored for those individuals who are pursuing a career in industry which requires a broad background in technology.

The Technology Education Program is sequenced into three phases to develop a progression of inter-related information. The foundation phase emphasizes a broad overview of technology. This introduction forms the base for future study and an understanding of basic technological concepts.

The synthesis phase begins the in-depth study of the primary technology education components of communication, construction, manufacturing, and power/energy. During this phase students in the teaching option are involved in professional education course work and students in the industrial technology option begin selecting course work which is tailored to meet specific career goals.

The capstone phase of the program is structured to integrate the information and experiences of the preceding phases through applied learning activities. Students in the teaching option teach at the middle/high school level. Students in the non-teaching option intern in business and/or industry areas related to their career interests.

Program Sequence

Freshman Year Credits
TE 207--Materials and Processes 4
M 151Q--Precalculus4
COM 110US--Public Communication 3
EDU 202--Early Field Experience 1
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
HDCF 150IS--Lifespan Human Devlpmt 3
TE 101--Intro to Technology Ed 1
EELE 101--Intro to Electrical Fundamentals 2
University Core and Electives 11
32
   
Sophomore Year Credits
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev 3
EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction 3
CHMY 121IN--Intro to General Chemistry 4
DDSN 114--2-D Comp Aided Draftng 3
TE 250CS--Technology and Society 3
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education
3
University Core and Electives 13
32
   
Junior Year Credits
Take one of the following:      
     AGED 333--Construction Technology 3
     ARCH 241--Build Const 3
PHSX 205--College Physics I 4
TE 330--Alternative Power/Energy Tech 3
TE 331--Electronic & Video Communication 4
HDCF 356--Exceptional Children 3
TE 410--Comp Aid & Industrial Mach & Manfc. 
4
University Core and Electives 11
32
   
Senior Year Credits
TE 353--Teaching Practicums 1
TE 406--Curr & Facilities Plan 3
TE 417--Manufacturing Technology 3
EDU 497--Methods: Ag & Tech Ed 3
University Core and Electives 5
Student Teaching Semester      
EDU 395--Practicum: 5-12 1
EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12 10-12
EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12 2
31-33

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Program Sequence

Freshman Year Credits
M 151Q--Precalculus4
COM 110US--Public Communication 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
TE 101--Intro to Technology Ed 1
EELE 101--Intro to Electrical Fundamentals 2
TE 207--Materials and Processes 4
University Core and Electives 12
29
   
Sophomore Year Credits
PHSX 205--College Physics I 4
DDSN 114--2-D Comp-Aided Draftng 3
CHMY 121IN--Intro to Gen Chemistry 4
M 165Q--Calculus Technology I 3
University Core and Electives 17
31
   
Junior Year Credits
Take one of the following:  
     AGED 333--Construction Technology 3
     ARCH 241--Build Const 3
TE250CS--Technology and Society 3
TE 330--Alternative Power/Energy Technology 3
TE 331--Electronic & Video Communicatn  4
TE 410--Comp Aid & Industrial Mach & Manfc.  4
University Core and Electives 13
30
   
Senior Year Credits
TE 417--Manufacturing Technology 3
TE 498--Internship 8
University Core and Electives 16
30

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.