Technology & Engineering Education

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.

Technology & Engineering Education Requirements

Master of Education in Technology & Innovation (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education in Technology & Innovation program provides an opportunities for continued professional growth of technology & engineering education teachers. Courses are required in educational research, philosophy, and psychology.

Master of Education in Technology & Innovation Program

Post-Baccalaureate Certification

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.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program

Top 3 Reasons to choose Technology & Engineering Education

  1. Job prospects for Technology & Engineering Education teachers are exceptional, with more positions offered than there are graduates to fill them.
  2. Teachers make a difference. A good Technology & Engineering Education teacher can positively influence thousands of students in a lifetime.
  3. 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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Information about Technology & Engineering Education

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TECE Coordinator

Dr. Sharon Brusic, TECE Coordinator

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:

M.Ed. Coordinator

Dr. Scott Warner is the program coordinator for the Master of Technology & Innovation program.

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:

Laboratory Facilities

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 & Ventillation
  • Digital Publishing
  • Design & Drafting
  • Electronics
  • Energy, Power, Transportation
  • Fire Protection & Hazardous Materials
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Innovation
  • Metallics
  • Polymers & Ceramics
  • Print Production
  • Safety Engineering
  • Wood