Curriculum

Technology Education students are expected to adhere to course requirements outlined in the general education core curriculum as well as courses outlined on the major check sheets (available below in pdf format):

The following course listing provides you with a basic course description for those classes taught in the Technology Education Curriculum. (For a complete listing of course requirements, please refer to the course check sheets above).

Communications Technology TEC 1017

An introduction to the study of communication systems, including: electronic data communications; technical drawing and CADD; optics; graphic production techniques; photography; audio; and video. Classroom presentations and activities will emphasize the design, use and impacts of communication technologies. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [ for Secondary Education concentrations]

Transportation Systems and Devices TEC 2188

A study of the history and development of transportation systems and devices and the impact of transportation technologies on society. The student will explore the function, characteristics and structure of land, air, water and space transportation systems. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [ for Secondary Education concentrations]

Introduction to the Technology Teaching Profession TEC 3009

An introduction to the professional roles and responsibilities of Technology Education and Trade and Industry teachers. Course expectations include field experiences in regional Career and Technical classrooms at the middle and high school levels. [for Secondary Education and Trade and Industry concentrations]

Curriculum Development in Career and Technology Education TEC 4619 (TEC 5619)

Planning and development of teacher- and student- directed activities that align with state curriculum models. Students will create instructional videos and a variety of computer- generated instructional materials for use in technology education and other career and technical education programs. Emphasis is also placed on assessment strategies and on locating, evaluating, and revising existing instructional materials including computer-based materials. Lecture three hours. [for Secondary Education and Trade and Industry concentrations]

Organization and Management of Career and Technology Education TEC 4629 (TEC 5629)

Instruction and laboratory experiences in the organization and management of technology education programs, including: selection and sources of equipment and supplies; facility planning; safety organization and management concerns; scheduling; student evaluation; and discipline. Computer applications incorporated throughout. Lecture three hours. [for Secondary Education and Trade and Industry concentrations]

Career and Technical Student Organizations TEC 4639 (TEC 5639)

An in-depth study of career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) and how to organize and manage a local chapter. Related activities such as service learning, establishing an advisory board, and career planning will also be covered. Lecture three hours. [for Trade and Industry concentrations]

Instructional Strategies in Career and Technology Education TEC 4660

The study of instructional strategies appropriate for use in trade and industry (grades 9-12) and technology education (grades K-12) classrooms. Class discussions will focus on learning theory, design-based instruction, and standards-based instructional planning. Students will prepare lesson plans, prepare and deliver presentations and demonstrations, and engage in K-12 classroom-based observations. [for Secondary Education and Trade and Industry concentrations]

Internship TEC 4900

Graded on S/U basis. [for Trade and Industry concentrations]

Internship/Student Teaching CI 4900

Teaching experiences under supervision for one semester for students who plan to teach grades 6-12. Graded on S/U basis. [for Secondary Education and Trade and Industry concentrations]


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