Technology & Engineering Education

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Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)

Bio-tech ExperimentThe Technology & Engineering Education program (TECE) is a teacher training program for individuals who desire to teach a broad range of courses in Pre-K to grade 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 Pre-K to grade 12 students, including a full-time student teaching semester. 

An optional Engineering Design Education concentration (TECE-ENGD) is 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

View a Typical 4-year Program of Study


The minor in Technology & Engineering Education is designed for students majoring in other educator preparation programs to provide them with a technical and pedagogical background in Technology & Engineering Education and STEM Education. This minor will help students prepare for the Praxis subject area specialty examination in Technology Education and make dual certification possible as better prepared teachers. Graduates with certifications in other areas (e.g., science, math, social studies, English, early childhood education) could apply for certification in Technology Education in Pennsylvania, and many other states as well.

Minor in Technology & Engineering Education Information


The Integrative STEM Education Methods (ISEM) minor is specifically designed for MU students in the Early Childhood Education (ERCH) major or the Early Childhood Education and Special Education dual major (ECSP). STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and it is a hot topic in education today. Some programs use the STEAM acronym which also includes the Arts.

View Information on the ISEM Minor for ERCH & ECSP Majors

Master of Science in Technology & Innovation (MS)

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

Master of Science 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