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Technology and Engineering Education, BS

We live in a highly technological age, and the impacts of technology and engineering on the individual, society, and environment are great. Design, a fundamental aspect of technology and engineering, is also central to our department’s teacher preparation methods. The K–12 educational system, as well as society in general, can benefit from professionals who understand the impacts and value of developing the habits of mind of designers. Our department coordinates two undergraduate teacher preparation programs — Technology & Engineering Education, with a focus on preparing educators for the middle school and high school grade ranges, and iSTEM (Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), with a focus on preparing educators for the PreK–8-grade range.

Both undergraduate teacher preparation programs are integrative STEM-based programs, studying various STEM content areas and problem-based learning educational methods. STEM content areas include the science and math applied in design processes (for K–12 environment), the historical and contemporary influence of designed objects, creativity, product development, human factors engineering, product modeling, problem-solving techniques, environmental and biotechnical systems, communications, electronics and computers, structures, mechanisms, and robotics. Emphasis is placed on understanding and applying core STEM principles and applying design-centric problem-based pedagogies. Courses are conducted in modern classrooms and laboratories housed in the School of Engineering.

Major Requirements

Technology Education Core Requirements (14.5 course units)

  • ETE 111 Engineering Design (1 unit)
  • ETE 131 Engineering Math for Educators C+ min. Prerequisite: Eligible for MAT 096 (1 unit)
  • ETE 261 Multimedia Design (1 unit)
  • ETE 271 Structures & Mechanisms C+ min. Prerequisites: TST 161, MAT 127 or ETE 131 (1 unit)
  • ETE 275 Mechanics & Materials Lab Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ETE 271 (1 unit)
  • ETE 281 Analog Circuits & Devices Prerequisite: Sophomore Status (1 unit)
  • ETE 341 Analog Circuits & Devices Prerequisites: Junior Status, MAT 127 or ETE 131 (1 unit)
  • ETE 361 Architectural & Civil Eng Design Prerequisites: TST 161 or ETE 271 (1 unit)
  • ETE 365 Prototyping Lab Prerequisites: ETE 111, ETE 271 (0.5 unit)
  • ETE 371 Mechanical Systems Design Prerequisite: ETE 271 (1 unit)
  • ETE 381 Digital Electronics Prerequisite: Sophomore Status (1 unit)
  • ETE 385 Controls & Robotics Lab Prerequisite: ETE 381 (0.5 unit)
  • ETE 395 Senior Design Proposal Prerequisite: Junior Status; Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MAT 127 (0.5 unit)
  • ETE 461 Manufacturing Systems Prerequisites: ETE 271, ETE 275 (1 unit)
  • ETE 492 Facilities Design Prerequisite: Junior Status or permission of instructor (1 unit)
  • ETE 495 Senior Design Prerequisite: ETE 395 (1 unit)

College Core Courses (10 course units)

  • TST 161 Creative Design | Literary, Visual & Performing Arts (1 unit)
  • SPE 103 Foundations Special Education | Behavioral, Social, Cultural Perspectives (1 unit)
  • PHY 201 General Physics I | Natural Science C- min. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MAT 127 (1 unit)
  • MAT 127 Calculus A | Quantitative Reasoning C- min. Prerequisite: MAT 096 or SAT 630, ACT28 (1 unit)
  • SED 224 Adolescent Learning and Development (1 unit)
  • FYW 102 First-Year Writing | May satisfy Civic Responsibility (1 unit)
  • FYS 16x First-Year Seminar | Exempt: SAT 580/580, ACT26, AP 4 (Eng Lit/Comp or US/World Hist) (1 unit)
College Core Electives
  • Any World Views and ways of Knowing May satisfy Civic Responsibility (1 unit)
  • Any Social Change in Historical Perspective May satisfy Civic Responsibility; US History for K-6 positions (1 unit)
  • Any Behavioral/Social/Cultural or Social Change in History may satisfy Civic Responsibility (1 unit)
  • Any Quantitative Reasoning or Natural Science BIO, CHE, PHY, or CSC (1 unit)

Professional Education (7.5 course units)

  • RAL 328 Reading in Secondary Education (0.5 unit)
  • TED 280 Intro to Tech/Eng Education C+ min. Prerequisite: Sophomore Status (1 unit)
  • TED 380 Junior Professional Experience Prerequisite: Junior Status, TED 280, 3.00 GPA (1 unit)
  • TED 460 Integrative STEM Prerequisites: ETE 271, MAT 127 or ETE 131 (1 unit)
  • TED 480 Content & Methods in Tech/Eng Ed Prerequisites: ETE 280, 3.00 GPA; Co-Requisite: TED 380 (1 unit)
  • TED 481 Seminar in Tech/Eng Education Prerequisites: TED 380, TED 480; Co-requisite: TED 490 (1 unit)
  • TED 490 Student Teaching in Tech/Eng Ed Prerequisites: Senior Status, TED 380, TED 480, 3.00 GPA, Praxis; Co-requisite: TED 481 (2 units)

Other Requirements

  • Civic Responsibilities: Community Engaged Learning, Global, Gender, Race & Ethnicity
  • Writing: FYS 16x is required
  • State Hygiene Requirement: one of the following: any BIO, anatomy, physiology, health/wellness, military basic training, STEP hygiene test
  • Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Prevention (HIB) training

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Technology and Engineering Education Audit Sheet

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