The Technology Education program prepares graduates to advance as technology education teachers in the public secondary schools.
The Technology Education sequence is not a teacher certification program. Certified teachers pursue the degree for professional development. Non-certified students also may pursue the master's in conjunction with other courses required for teacher certification.
All graduate students must complete core classes, required classes, and electives (depending on their degree option).
All technology master's students must take these classes:
A total of 30 hours is required to complete the degree, including the thesis. After completing the required courses, a student choosing the thesis option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of electives.
A total of 33 hours is required to complete the exam option. After completing the required courses, a student choosing the comprehensive exam option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of electives, and 9 hours in a concentration of conceptually connected coursework before taking the Comprehensive Examination.
Elective hours must be from 300 graduate-level or 400-level courses and may include no more than 9 hours combined from TEC 400 Independent Study (6 hours of TEC 400 is the maximum), and TEC 498 Professional Practice.