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Career and Technology Teacher Education

Area 3: Engineering and Technology Teacher Education (9-12), Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

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The Department of Career and Technology Education at UCM offers bachelor, master, and education specialist degrees. The primary purpose of the department is to provide leadership (state, regional, national, and international) by conducting research, developing curricula, and delivering pre- and in-service training for educators in the fields of agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, technology education, and trade, technical and health services.

Areas of Concentration

Three areas of concentration are available in the Career and Technology Education major including: Business Teacher Education (9-12 Certification), Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education (Birth-12 Certification), and Engineering and Technology Teacher Education (9-12 Certification).

Career opportunities vary including public or private school teacher, trade, industrial, or health science instructor, college-level instructor, and others. The department provides options to develop expertise and advancement in these areas.

Engineering and Technology Teacher Education Concentration

The University of Central Missouri Department of Career and Technology Education's program in career and technology teacher education is designed for students who want to teach engineering and technology education in grades 9 through 12. In addition to certification in secondary education, successful completion of the program's curriculum provides an excellent background in both technology education and teaching methods.

Students learn how to implement a contemporary technology education program with an emphasis in preengineering education. They also develop an understanding of the nature and history of technology and the influence of technology on society and the environment. Students will learn how to employ and teach problem-solving methods.

Graduates of the program possess demonstrated competence with various technologies including, communication, manufacturing, construction, transportation, energy, computer technology and engineering design education.

Students completing the program can be qualified nationally to teach one or more of the Project Lead the Way courses. If you are in, or have taken, any high school PLTW courses, you may be eligible for college credit. Contact the department office for details.

Online Class Opportunities

Many courses within the Career and Technology Teacher Education major areas are offered online or as partially online hybrid courses. However, the entire degree is not available online.

Student Involvement

Professional organizations open to Engineering and Technology Education students include the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association, and other education related student organizations.


See the Department or program area coordinator for details regarding scholarship opportunities for ETTE majors.

Faculty and Facilities

Dedicated faculty and wellequipped facilities, including modern computer laboratories, offer students a quality learning experience. All department faculty members have extensive knowledge and experience in their field of specialization. With a university student-faculty ratio of about 17 to 1, faculty are able to provide personalized attention and instruction. Small classes allow informal class sessions and increased access to the department's computer and laboratory facilities.

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