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Middle School-Junior High School, BSE - Engineering and Technology Concentration

Embrace the Challenge

Teaching middle school is both challenging and rewarding. With an Engineering and Technology concentration in the BSE in Middle School-Junior High School degree program, your education will include both classroom instruction and “clinical” learning experiences that occur in actual middle school / junior high school classrooms. These experiences are designed to foster professional and personal growth and development The Engineering and Technology Teacher Education (ETTE) program at UCM will prepare you to teach construction, drafting, graphics, material processing, pre-engineering, and power and energy while you earn nationally certified pre-engineering program certifications. Your faculty are experienced middle level educators, providing both theory and practical application that translates directly to your success in the classroom and the field.

You’ll be in High Demand

Middle School majors have one of the highest employment rates in teacher education among UCM graduates, and Engineering and Technology teachers have a 100% placement rate. You’ll be sought after by districts throughout Missouri and nationwide.

Student Learning Objectives

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Middle School/Junior High School program to:

  • Apply knowledge when making curricular decisions, planning and implementing instruction, participating in middle level practices, and providing healthy and effective learning environments for all young adolescents.
  • Use knowledge and available resources to design, implement, and evaluate challenging, developmentally responsive curriculum that results in meaningful learning outcomes.
  • Define the developmentally responsive middle level programs and schools, and they work successfully within middle level organizational components.
  • Use and reflect on research related to data-informed instruction and assessment. Employ a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, information literacy skills, and technologies to meet the learning needs of all young adolescents.
  • Engage in practices and behaviors that develop their competence as middle level professionals. Demonstrate positive dispositions and engage in ethical professional behaviors.

Student Involvement

You will have multiple opportunities to be involved both on and off campus:

  • Student Missouri State Teachers Association
  • Collegiate Middle Level Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • TECA, UCM’s engineering and technology education student organization
  • ITEEA, the Engineering and Technology Teacher's professional national organization
  • MoACTE, Missouri's state organization for CTE
  • TEAM, Missouri's state organization for Engineering and Technology teachers



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


This program has been nationally recognized by the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE)


Our ETTE program is the only university in Missouri recognized by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)




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