Technology and Engineering Education prepares you to be a leader in public schools. Students develop technological literacy through coursework and experiences with robotics, electronics, biotechnologies, manufacturing computer-aided design (CAD), and more. This program is ideal for those who like to solve problems, work with their hands, and want to work with school-aged children.
Ultimately, the reason to study technology and engineering is so you are prepared to be a leader in the public schools. If you are the type of person that likes to solve problems, work with your hands and mind, and have an aptitude to work with school-aged children, there is not a better major for you. Technology and Engineering Education students get to problem solve, design, and innovate, while being presented with rich and varied experiences. The emphasis of Technology and Engineering Education is technological literacy. Literacy is obtained through coursework and pedagogical experiences within such areas as robotics, electronics, bio-technologies, manufacturing, CAD, and much more. The demand for technology and engineering teachers has never been higher in Illinois or across the United States.
Most Technology and Engineering Education majors secure teaching positions before graduation. Our overall job placement rate is nearly 100 percent.
You'll be ready to teach. Practical experience with public school students is continuous throughout the program, culminating in a semester-long supervised teaching experience in a public school.
Our graduates go on to become: