Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology Minors
AEST Department Minors
One way to increase your future career opportunities is to complete a six-course minor as a part of your program of studies while here at MU. Many students have found that adding an AEST minor has given them an edge when seeking employment in competitive job markets. AEST majors command among the highest starting salaries of all MU graduates. A minor in AEST could help you acquire some of those same marketable skills. Minors are available in the following areas:
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- Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
- Computer-Aided Drafting & Design
- Construction Technology
- Control Systems Technology
- General Applied Engineering & Technology
- Graphic Communication Technology
- Occupational Safety
For more information on declaring a minor in any of the AEST concentrations, please contact our department by emailing AEST@Millersville.edu.
Integrative STEM Education Methods Minor (ISEM) for Early Childhood (ERCH & ECSP) Majors
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).
The ISEM minor is a required sequence of courses that would best prepare these future educators to plan, implement, and assess integrative STEM education programs at the PK-4 grade level. The
ERCH & ECSP students who are seeking ways to make themselves stand out from their peers when seeking positions upon graduation should consider this minor. The ISEM minor is specifically designed to teach you how to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math in the early childhood classroom in ways that are developmentally appropriate using hands-on materials. Students in this minor are not just taking extra math or science courses. Instead, they are learning how all the pieces work together in a problem-based learning environment to build deeper understandings.
This minor is designed to build teacher candidates’ confidence and expertise in all of the STEM areas in a fun and unique way. And, it’s definitely a way to stand out and to “sell yourself” after graduation. Very few candidates from other universities will have this unique minor. In addition, teacher candidates who successfully complete the minor can apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for an extra Integrative STEM endorsement on their teaching certificate.