Technology & Engineering Education
Reasons to be a Technology & Engineering Education Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)
The Technology & Engineering Education program (TECE) is a teacher training program for individuals who desire to teach a broad range of courses in K-12 technology & engineering education. The 4-year program is comprised of general education courses to support a liberal arts foundation, technical courses to build content knowledge, and professional courses that immerse students in field experiences with K-12 students, including a full-time student teaching semester.
- An optional Engineering Design Education concentration (TECE-ENGD) is also available to build deeper understanding and expertise for STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) education.
Graduates are eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification in Technology Education which enables them to teach all courses in this content area such as computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), graphic communication, manufacturing and materials, STEM, engineering design, energy and power, transportation, electronics, automation/robotics, and much more. Many states have reciprocity with Pennsylvania, which generally enables graduates to apply for certification there once they have the Pennsylvania certification.
Master of Education in Technology & Innovation (M.Ed.)
The Master of Education in Technology & Innovation program provides opportunities for continued professional growth of technology & engineering education teachers. Courses are required in educational research, philosophy, and psychology.
The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology offers a certification program for individuals seeking to become technology & 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.
Hours of Operation
7:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday
Experience And Success
Jana Zinn Bonds (Class of 2008)
Jana says, “It is never a dull moment with middle school students and it is a joy to see the excitement they get from discovering the world of technology and engineering.” Jana teaches 6th-8th grade Technology & Engineering at Emory H. Markle Intermediate in the South Western School District. Her curriculum covers a broad range of topics including materials processing, energy conservation, robotics, engineering design, manufacturing, and digital media. Jana stays active by serving as a Technology Student Association (TSA) advisor and her school won the Program of Excellence award in 2011-2012.
Top 3 Reasons to Choose Technology & Engineering Education
- Job prospects for Technology & Engineering Education teachers are exceptional, with more positions offered than there are graduates to fill them.
- Teachers make a difference. A good Technology & Engineering Education teacher can positively influence thousands of students in a lifetime.
- Technology & Engineering Education teachers work in a creative and dynamic learning environment with opportunities to solve problems, build solutions, and inspire others.
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Dr. Sharon Brusic is the program coordinator for the undergraduate Technology & Engineering Education programs. Please email Dr. Brusic if you have any questions about the Technology & Engineering Education programs, or if you would like more information. Her email address is: Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu
Dr. Scott Warner is the program coordinator for the Master of Education in Technology & Innovation program. Please email Dr. Warner if you have any questions about the graduate program, or if you would like more information. His email address is: Scott.Warner@millersville.edu.
Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology is housed in Osburn Hall. The sixteen major lab areas are listed below. Each major lab has one or more support labs connected to it.
- 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping
- Automation & Robotics
- Computer-Aided Design & Drafting
- Confined Space & Ventilation
- Digital Publishing
- Design & Drafting
- Energy, Power, Transportation
- Fire Protection & Hazardous Materials
- Industrial Hygiene
- Polymers & Ceramics
- Print Production
- Safety Engineering