With this degree option, you will be well prepared to teach engineering technology principles at the middle school and high school levels. You’ll learn how to teach your own students the basics of design and communications, construction, power/energy, and transportation technology. Your education will blend practical experiences, technical expertise, and academic rigor into a solid foundation.
You will complete coursework in general education, professional education, and engineering/technology education. One great advantage to the Purdue program is its relationship with Project Lead The Way (PLTW). Our graduates receive a PLTW pre-engineering teaching certificate. With it, you will be qualified to teach PLTW courses as part of Indiana’s technology education curriculum.
The Engineering/Technology Teacher Education undergraduate curriculum is based on the Scholar-Practitioner Model, NCATE accreditation standards, Standards for Technological Literacy, Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy, and Indiana Professional Standards Board standards.
Points of Pride
- Near 100 percent employment for graduates
- Ranked #1 in the nation by the Association for Career and Technical Education (in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).
- First in the nation to integrate Project Lead The Way (PLTW) competencies into its program. In addition to an Indiana teaching license, graduates are certified to teach PLTW courses in secondary education.
- Courses are taught in both the College of Technology’s state-of-the-art laboratories and the DEPCO, LLC Engineering/Technology Education Laboratory that is designed to emulate a contemporary middle-level environment.
- Full-time faculty holding doctoral degrees and teaching credentials teach the majority of the technology education undergraduate courses.
- Engineering/technology teacher education has a very involved professional student organization.
- Students can participate in study abroad programs, including a one-semester program at Griffith University in Australia.
- Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).