B.S.Ed. in Technology & Engineering Education: Concentration in Engineering Design Education

Technology & Engineering Education: Concentration in Engineering Design Education (K-12), 4-year Degree Requirements

The optional concentration in engineering design education (ENGD) for Technology & Engineering Education (TECE) majors meets all of the same requirements of the Technology & Engineering Education major, including broad preparation in all technology & engineering content areas. However, this concentration would ensure that students are being challenged to take more advanced (or more appropriate) courses that best fit an engineering design-focused curriculum, including specific math and science courses and a narrower set of engineering-focused technical electives from which to choose. The concentration could be completed in the same time frame as the regular TECE program if the student enters Millersville University with a math placement testing equivalent to MATH 101. For students who do not meet this pre-requisite, the engineering design option would require an additional MATH 101 course.

Whereas those who do not choose this concentration have more flexibility in their math, science, and technical electives, this concentration includes a recommended sequence of math, science, and technical electives that would best prepare future Technology & Engineering Educators for engineering-focused curricula, including science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM) type programs. Students who have high school experience with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) type programs might find this concentration particularly suitable. All students in the major (including those who do not choose this concentration) will be well prepared in Technology and Engineering Education. However, choosing this concentration would help the graduate stand out from his/her peers as someone who is particularly interested in teaching engineering-type courses.

All of the requirements are identical with the following exceptions as shown in the table below:

  TECE Major
(no concentration)

TECE Major(with Engineering Design Education concentration)

Math Any two general education approved math courses MATH 130: Statistics and
MATH 150: Calculus or higher (see note below)
Science Any two general education approved science courses (including one lab) PHYS 131: Physics I and PHYS 132: Physics II (see note below)
Choice of 30 different courses to fulfill electives requirement (no options in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health OSEH) Choice of 16 different courses to fulfill electives requirement, including up to one of two Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) courses.

NOTE: Students may need to take an additional prerequisite of MATH 101 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher (or math placement/testing before registration) in order to enroll im MATH 151. In addition, the Physics courses also require MATH 101 or a math placement score sufficient for students to enroll in MATH courses above 110.

Dr. Sharon Brusic is the coordinator for the undergraduate Technology & Engineering Education Programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Brusic at Sharon.Brusic@Millersville.edu.

Department Requirements: 48 credits

The required AEST courses for the Technology & Engineering  Education degree are listed below and you can read their descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog. The AEST information starts on page 78.

Bachelor's Degree: Technology & Engineering Education
Concentration in Engineering Design Education
Department/Technical - Required Courses: 48 credits

AENG 110: Communication and Information Systems
AENG 120: Energy, Power, and Transportation Systems
AENG 130: Production Materials and Processes
AENG 140: Bio-Related Technologies
AENG 222: Transportation & Automation
AENG 241: Drafting Communications
Choose one:  AENG 251: Print Media Systems or AENG 252 Web Publishing & Interactive Media
AENG 261: Electronic Systems
Choose one: AENG 271: Processing Nonmetallic Materials or AENG 281 Processing Metallic Materials
AENG 327: Engineering Structures
AENG 344: Product Design
AENG 346: Architectural Drawing and Design
AENG 435: Manufacturing Enterprise
AENG XXX: Technology lab elective *
AENG XXX: Technology lab elective *
AENG XXX: Technology lab elective *

*Acceptable technology lab electives: AENG 262, 325, 326, 332, 342, 345, 357, 364, 382, 446, 448, 466, 467, 498; OSEH 320, 323. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for the course names and descriptions.

General Education: 48 credits (minimum)

All students seeking a bachelor's degree from Millersville University must successfully complete the general education requirements. The general education requirements are designed to help make you into a well-rounded professional. 

Bachelor's Degree: Technology & Engineering Education
Concentration in Engineering Design Education
Required Related/General Education Courses: 48 credits

Required Related: MATH
MATH 130: Statistics
MATH 151: Calculus for Management, Life
Required Related: SCIENCE
PHYS 131: Physics I
PHYS 132: Physics II
ENGL XXX: Choose one course from: ENGL 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 238H, 239H, 333, 334, 338, 401, 418
General Education: HUMANITIES & FINE ARTS
XXXX XXX: Fulfilled by Required Related English Literature course
Select two more courses for the Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirements with your advisor. (Art, Communications/Theater, English, Foreign Language/Humanities, Music, Philosophy)
General Education: SCIENCE & MATH
XXXX XXX: Fulfilled by Required Related Math course
XXXX XXX: Fulfilled by Required Related Science course
XXXX XXX: Fulfilled by Required Related Science Course
General Education: SOCIAL SCIENCES
Select three courses for the Social Sciences general education requirements with your advisor. (African American Studies, Anthropology, Business Administration, Geography, History, International Studies, OSEH 120, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work/Gerontology, Women's Studies)
COMM 100: Fundamentals of Speech
ENGL 110: English Composition
MATH XXX: Fulfilled by Required Related Math course
WELL 175: Wellness
Perspectives (P) Course (AENG 301, 302, 303, or 304 recommended)
UNIV 103: First Year Inquiry (Learning by Doing)
ENGL XXX: Select from ENGL 312: Technical Writing or ENGL 316: Business Writing

Professional Requirements: 33 credits

The required Educational Foundation courses for the Technology & Engineering Education degree are listed below and you can read their descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog. The Educational Foundations information starts on page 137. All courses on the following list are three credit courses unless otherwise noted.

Bachelor's Degree: Technology & Engineering  Education
Concentration in Engineering Design Education
Professional - Required Courses: 33 credits

EDFN 211: Foundations of Modern Education
EDFN 241: Psychological Foundations of Teaching
EDTE 291: Foundations of Technology & Engineering Education
EDTE 391: Curriculum and Instruction in Technology & Engineering Education (Admission to APS Required)
EDSE 340: Content Area Literacy for Diverse Classrooms (Admission to APS Required)
SPED 346: Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (Admission to APS Required)
EDTE 496: Innovation and Design Methodologies (2 credits)
EDTE 461: Student Teaching (9 credits) (Admission to APS Required)
EDTE 491: Seminar in Technology & Engineering Education (1 credit) (Admission to APS Required)
EDSE 471: Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom

Advanced Professional Studies (APS) Requirements:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has established requirements for certification to teach in Pennsylvania. To prepare you to meet these requirements, Millersville University has developed criteria for admission to and retention in APS courses. APS standing is conditional upon meeting and maintaining requirements throughout the degree program. APS status is not permanent; it can be revoked. The Field Services office maintains information about APS on their Web site at https://www.millersville.edu/fieldservices. Select the "APS Admission Criteria" link under the Helpful Documents heading. You will also find information on TB testing requirements and clearances.

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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


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    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.

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