College of Engineering
Department of Engineering and Technology Education
Effective for students beginning degree Summer Sem. 2011 thru Spring Sem. 2012
Admission Requirements For This Major
1. New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
2. Transfer students from other institutions need a 2.75 total GPA for admission to this major in good standing.
3. Students transferring from other USU majors need a total GPA of 2.75 for admission to this major in good standing.
The ever-increasing rate of technological development and the impacts of globalization have created a demand for individuals who are technologically literate, innovative, and able to work in teams. As the need for these individuals increases, so does the need for qualified instructors who can teach the necessary hard and soft skills required in our changing world. The degree programs with the Department of Engineering and Technology Education are structured to educate students with these types of skills.
The Department of Engineering and Technology Education, in cooperation with the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, offers a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Technology Education. There are two emphases available in this program. The Technology Education emphasis is available to prepare students for careers in teaching at the middle school and high school levels. Students in the Trade and Technical Education emphasis are prepared for teaching vocational courses at the high school or post-high school levels.
Technology Education students must apply to and be admitted to the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) during the first semester of the junior year. Students should contact their advisor in their sophomore year. After this has been done, students may begin completing the secondary education component, which is a series of courses designed to provide students with necessary teaching skills and techniques. This component is also required as part of the standards for licensure to teach in the public schools.
Students are exposed to extensive practical classroom experience through role-playing and video-laboratory activities. Emphasis is placed on early and continuing exposure to teaching in public schools, which includes observing techniques of teaching in conventional classes of students and tutoring individuals in need of enrichment or remedial help in particular skills or subjects. Students also acquire basic planning and teaching skills in a subject area by preparing and presenting mini-lessons to small groups of students. Actual teaching experiences offer the student an opportunity to develop individualized teaching methods. These field experiences also provide a means of performance evaluation.
The Engineering and Technology Education curriculum offers flexibility and an opportunity to pursue and develop skills in a variety of technical fields. A number of elective courses may be chosen to strengthen areas of weakness and to enhance employment opportunities. The training culminates with students managing and instructing large classroom groups during the student teaching portion of the teacher education component. Usually students will spend one semester during their senior year teaching in a secondary school. On-campus classes, with the exception of the Student Teaching Seminar, should not be scheduled for this semester.
Technology Education Emphasis
Students are eligible for a teaching license in secondary education upon completing the program. The license qualifies them to teach at the middle school and high school levels (grades 7-12). To receive a State of Utah Teaching License, students should apply during the last semester of their teacher education program. Applications are available at the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Office. Completion of a teacher education program in Utah enables one to apply for a teaching license in many other states. Utah has reciprocal agreements in some form with the majority of states and the District of Columbia. Students interested in teaching outside of Utah should know that other states may recognize teaching majors and minors not approved in Utah, and conversely, some teaching majors and minors approved in Utah may not be recognized in other states. Students should check the licensure requirements of the state or states in which they plan to seek employment.
Trade and Technical Education Emphasis
Students are eligible to apply for Trade and Technical Education licensure in their selected field. The license qualifies them to teach vocational programs at the high school or postsecondary school level only in their particular area of content expertise. Application for licensure is made to the Utah State Office of Education.
Students must complete the General Education Requirements :
- will fulfill the Exploration requirement
Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :
- and will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
- PHYS 2210 , a course required for this major, will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
- Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS). , which is required for the major, will fulfill the Social Sciences requirement.