Technology Education Certification
Earn the teaching certification required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Apply your knowledge of technology as an educator through Millersville University's post-baccalaureate certification program in Technology Education.
Why Study This Program?
Meet the requirements for Pennsylvania educators through Millersville University's nationally accredited Technology Education program. Originally established in 1855 as an institution for training qualified teachers, MU continues to offer top-notch, specialized teacher training programs.
This graduate-level course of study is designed for students with bachelor's and master's degrees in Technology who would like to teach in the state of Pennsylvania, add another instructional area of certification, or earn a supervisory certification. Students who complete the post-baccalaureate certification program receive a Pennsylvania Instructional I certificate in Technology Education, and those who complete the post-master's program receive a supervisory certification in Technology Education.
By applying to this graduate-level program, you can complete the courses you still need for certification as a teacher without completing another degree. Each application to this program is reviewed by a team of professionals in order to award you the most credit for past coursework and to determine what requirements still need to be fulfilled to meet state certification requirements.
Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women.
What Will You Learn?
The post-baccalaureate and post-master's certification programs for Technology Education feature coursework and experiences intended to produce outstanding K-12 technology education teachers and supervisors.
All students seeking their first instructional certificate must be admitted to Advanced Professional Studies (APS) at Millersville University. The University follows the APS requirements in order to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education mandates and be considered a state-approved teacher education program that successfully leads students to certification.
The course of study for students progressing through the post-baccalaureate Technology Education program is unique to each student. Once the University reviews your transcripts, you will receive a list of courses that will provide you with the knowledge and experiences you need to excel as an educator. Most applicants need to complete foundational education courses, professional education courses and a semester of student teaching.
The post-master's supervisory certification program begins with three foundational courses that teach graduate students how to observe and evaluate teachers, how to write curriculum, and the responsibilities of being an administrator. Students then gain practical supervision experience in the field with internships specific to the subject of Technology Education.
The certification programs at MU prepare students to pass the tests required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to receive an Instructional I certificate. In order to be certified as a Technology Education teacher, you must pass the two-hour Technology Education and Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge Praxis Tests administered by ETS.
- Middle School Technology Education Teacher
- Woodworking Teacher
- Metals Teacher
- Engineering Teacher
- STEM Teacher
- Director of Education
Clubs and Organizations
- Early Childhood Organization (ECHO)
- Collegiate Middle Level Association of Millersville University (CMLA)
- Color of Teaching Mentoring Program (CoT)
- Student PSEA at Millersville University (SPSEA)
- American Society of Safety Professionals(ASSP)
- Association of Technology, Management & Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Student Chapter (aka MU Robotics Team)
- Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT)
- Marauder Graphics Club (MGC)
- SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
- Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association at Millersville University (TEECA @ MU)
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