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Technology Education
College of Education

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 plus an understanding of the social impacts of decisions regarding technology.

The Technology Education Program is sequenced into three phases to develop a progression of inter-related information. The foundation phase constitutes the introduction to 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 structure 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.


TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION BROADFIELD TEACHING OPTION

PROGRAM SEQUENCE

Freshman Year Credits
TE 207--Materials and Processes 4
CHMY 121IN--Intro to General Chemistry 4
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
TE 113--Basic Electronics/Comp Networks 2
University Core and Electives 11
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Sophomore Year Credits
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev 3
EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction 2
HDHL 106--Drug Hlth Issue for Ed 1
M 151Q--Precalculus 4
TE 230--2-D Comp Aided Draftng 3
TE 250CS--Technology and Society 3
Take one of the following:      
     TE 214--Materials Mach & Safety 3
     ETME 310--Machining & Industrial Safety 3
University Core and Electives 13
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Junior Year Credits
Take one of the following:      
     AGED 333--Construction Technology 3
     ARCH241--Build Const 3
PHSX 205--College Physics I 4
TE 330--Transportation Tech 3
TE 331--Electronic & Video Communication 4
TE 417--Mass Production 3
HDCF 356--Exceptional Needs 0-21 3
University Core and Electives 12
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Senior Year Credits
TE 353--Teaching Practicums 1
TE 406--Curr & Facilities Plan 3
TE 417--Mass Production 3
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education 3
EDU 497--Methods: 9-12 Mathematics 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
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A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.


INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY OPTION

Freshman Year Credits
CHMY 121IN--Intro to Gen Chemistry 4
COM 110US--Public Communication 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
TE 101--Intro to Technology Ed 1
TE 113--Basic Electronics 2
TE 207--Materials and Processes 4
University Core and Electives 12
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Sophomore Year Credits
PHSX 205--College Physics I 4
TE 230--2-D Comp-Aided Draftng 3
M 160Q--Precalculus 4
M 175Q--Calculus Technology I 3
Take one of the following:      
     TE 214--Materials Mach & Safety 3
     ETME 310--Machining/Industrial Safety 3
University Core and Electives 14
31
   
Junior Year Credits
Take one of the following:  
     AGED 333--Construction Technology 3
     ARCH 241--Build Const 4
TE250CS--Technology and Society 3
TE 330--Transportation Tech 3
TE 331--Electronic & Video Communicatn  4
University Core and Electives 19
31-32
   
Senior Year Credits
TE 417--Mass Production 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.


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