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Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Education (Grades 5-12), with Initial Teacher Licensure, B.S.E.

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Industrial Technology

Sanjay Kaul
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Sanjay Kaul James Alicata Soumitra Basu
  Keith Chenot Narijan Mani
  Cap Corduan Abdel Gabar Mustafa
  Wayne Whitfield  
    Susan Sheridan

Industrial Technology

The Industrial Technology Department is unique at Fitchburg State University in that it offers two major degree programs and seven concentrations, including:

•Bachelor of science in Education, with a major in Technology Education (120 semester hours)
• Bachelor of science in Industrial Technology (120 semester hours), with concentrations in Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Energy Management Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Technical Theatre.

Mission Statement and Program Objectives

Our mission is to develop individuals who are innovative in problem solving, understand the inherent value of design, have high ethical standards, are skilled in communication, are cognizant of their responsibility for a sustainable future, and are responsive to change.

Students will:

  • Utilize critical and analytical thinking
  • Solve problems innovatively
  • Design effective processes and systems
  • Communicate effectively
  • Conform to high ethical standards
  • Apply the principles and practices of global sustainability
  • Embrace change through life-long learning

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements

For students in the bachelor of science in Technology Education and the bachelor of science in Industrial Technology, all concentrations:


* Not required for Construction or Theater Concentrations.

**Required for Construction Concentration.

Requirements for the Major in Technology Education (Grades 5-12) (120 Cr.)

The Technology Education Program prepares students for a teaching career. Successful completion of the 72 credit major enables the graduate to meet the initial licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Upon certification, the graduate is eligible to teach in the public schools (grades 5-12) in the common core cluster areas of:

  • Communication
  • Construction
  • Engineering Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Power Energy and Transportation

These required courses are designed to provide the individual with minimum technical competencies necessary to teach technology education at the public school level. Basic fundamental processes and safety techniques are presented. Additional technical electives enhance expertise in the Technology/Engineering field. Lastly, the professional sequence provides the students with a combination of theoretical and practical experiences in educational pedagogy.

Requirements for Initial Teacher Licensure

For information about undergraduate requirements in teacher preparation, see the section titled: Teacher Preparation Programs  (Undergraduate).

Students denied admission to the practicum can appeal to the appropriate department chair.

Initial Teacher Licensure


Initial MTEL Communication & Literacy Skills Tests along with Phase I should be complete before starting Phase II.


An additional 27 semester hours of Industrial Technology and LA&S electives are required to complete the program.

Initial MTEL Technology Content Test along with Phase II must be complete before starting Phase III.

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