The Technology and Engineering Education curriculum utilizes a broad base of courses in general, technical, and professional education to prepare individuals to teach technology and engineering education at the secondary level.
Our curriculum is designed to meet the standards set by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE) of ITEEA, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE):
In addition to the broad standards above, the program allows one to further their content expertise in one or more of the following technical content specialization areas:
The Technology and Engineering Education program requirements are part of the program leading to secondary education licensure (grades 6-12).
The hours are divided into four sections: General Education, Technology and Engineering Education Core, Professional Education, and Electives. To learn more about each course, the prerequisites and any additional degree requirements, review the Illinois State University Catalog. The following information is for students in the 2017-2018 catalog.
Nine hours of electives are required. For a complete list of the electives, we recommended the student meet with the Advisor. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in the major and cumulatively for the student to student teach and to graduate.
Students can major in Technology and Engineering Education and also minor in another subject area. However, completing a minor would most likely require additional coursework and time.