Feb 17, 2020  
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Education, M.Ed.


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Graduate Program Chair

Wayne Whitfield, PhD

Graduate Committee

Keith Chenot, MFA
Sanjay Kaul, PhD

Please Note: This program is currently on hold and is not accepting students.

Program Objectives

The Master’s of Education in Technology Education Program leads to professional licensure (5-12) in the field of technology/engineering education.

Program Description

The master’s in technology education is a 39-credit program designed to fill the requirements for certification as a technology teacher and to meet the needs of the practicing teacher with prior preparation and experience. In addition, the program aims to:

  • Demonstrate the application of a wide range of knowledge in the area of technology education, including the technologies of manufacturing, communications, construction, power, energy and transportation
  • Prepare teachers to design, implement, and evaluate the most contemporary teaching strategies and approaches in technology/engineering education
  • Enable teachers to acquire skills in developing and working with tools, machines and materials
  • Explore relationships among technology/engineering education, career awareness, math, science and other fields of knowledge
  • Implement unique problem-oriented strategies for diverse and exceptional student populations

Admissions Standards and Criteria

To apply for enrollment in the Master of Education in Technology Education Program, a student must submit documents as outlined in the graduate admissions section as well as:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (A liberal arts or science undergraduate major is required for those seeking full certification)
  • A copy of initial licensure or professional certification
  • For more information regarding licensure requirements for teacher preparation programs, contact the Educator Licensure Office at (978) 665-3239 or visit the Web site at www.fitchburgstate.edu/edunit.

Program Requirements

The 39-credit program includes:

  • Nine credits of graduate pedagogy
  • Fifteen credits of technology knowledge and field applications
  • Six credits of clinical experience
  • Nine credits of professional electives

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