Graduate Studies in Technology Education

Master of Education, Technology Education K-12

Degree earned: M. Ed. Technology Education

The Master of Education program in Technology Education provides opportunities for continued professional growth of technology education teachers. Courses are required in educational research, philosophy and psychology. Current theories and practices in technology education are developed regarding its evolution, philosophy, curricula, methodology, facilities, interdisciplinary relationships and impacts. Opportunities are provided for remaining current with recent technological developments and improving technological problem solving expertise. Courses may also be elected to broaden knowledge in related educational areas.

Technology is a strong integrating theme and provides a realistic context for learning. All teachers should consider the interdisciplinary relationships of Technology Education and the pursuit of graduate courses that improve competence or lead to a master’s degree in technology education. Dr. Scott Warner is the coordinator for the graduate degree program for Technology Education. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Warner at

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and be certified to teach. Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and seek admission may wish to satisfy Technology Education teacher certification requirements. Selected graduate courses may be credited toward both certification and the master’s degree in Technology Education. Consult with the AEST Graduate Coordinator and the Graduate Admissions page for further information.

Admission to the M.Ed. program in technology education is granted after a favorable review of application materials. A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 2.75 and Miller Analogies Test score of 383 or Graduate Record Examination average score of 450 for the verbal, and quantitative components and a 3.5 for the analytical writing component of the test are required. Probationary admission may be granted at the discretion of the department.

Program Requirements: 30-36 semester hours

Professional Core: 9 semester hours required

Research Area:
EDFN 601: Methods of Research
Philosophy Area (select one out of the following four):
EDFN 511: Comparative Education
EDFN 590: Social Foundations of Education
EDFN 603: Philosophy of Education
EDFN 604: Education and Public Policy
Psychology Area (select one out of the following four):
PSYC 525: Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSYC 526: Advanced Adolescent Psychology
EDFN 545: Advanced Educational Psychology
PSYC 625: Human Growth and Development

Technology Education Core: 9 semester hours required

EDTE 600: Teaching Technology Across Disciplines
EDTE 601: Planning Technology Education Programs
EDTE 602: Technology: Impacts and Assessment

Technology Education Research: 6 semester hours required

EDTE 646: Writing the Professional Paper
EDTE 698: Research and Development in Technica Areas or EDTE 699: Thesis

Electives: 6-12 semester hours required

Research & Development Option: Students pursuing the R&D option for satisfaction of their degree requirements must take 12 semester hours (4 classes) of electives.
Thesis Option: Students pursuing the thesis option for satisfaction of their degree requirements must take 6 semester hours (2 classes) of electives.

Elective Courses for M. Ed. Students in Technology Education:

The courses listed below are three credit courses unless otherwise noted.

Technical Elective Courses:

  • ITEC 515: Advanced Problems in Communication (CADD, Desktop Publishing, etc.)
  • ITEC 525: Advanced Problems in Transportation/Power/Energy (Advanced electronics, robotics, etc.)
  • ITEC 535: Advanced Problems in Production (CNC, Industrial Organization, etc.)

Technology Education Elective Courses:

  • EDTE 590: Information Literacy: Creating Independent Learners
  • EDTE 591: Experiences in the School-to-Work Transition
  • EDTE 592: Teaching Technology in the Elementary School
  • ITEC 586-9: Topics in Industry & Technology (1-3)
  • ITEC 691: Independent Study (1-3)

Other Electives (Only graduate degree courses; no educational workshops):

  • EDFN 530: Instructional Technology, Design, and Assessment
  • SPED 600: Orientation to Special Education

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Supervisory Certification Program

A Supervisory I Certification program qualifies experienced technology education teachers to become technology education supervisors.

Admission Requirements

Teachers with Instructional II certification in technology education or industrial arts and an earned master’s degree (or in pursuit of one concurrently) may pursue this program to develop instructional leadership abilities. Admission to this supervisory certification program is granted after a favorable review of a graduate studies application, undergraduate and graduate transcript(s), three recommendations, and a statement of academic and professional goals. The department chairperson serves as the supervisory certification advisor. See the Admission Requirements section for additional application information.

Certification Requirements: 15 semester hours

Supervisory Certification
Required Courses: 15 credits

EDSP 700: Functions of Supervision (3 credits)
EDSP 701: Administrative Aspects of Supervision (3 credits)
EDSP 703: Curriculum and Supervision (3 credits)
ITEC 799: Applied Supervision (6 credits)

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