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Secondary Education, BSE - Engineering and Technology Teacher Education

Teaching Future Generations to Imagine!

The BSE in Secondary Education-Engineering and Technology Teacher Education (ETTE) option at UCM will prepare you to teach in pre-engineering and traditional industrial technology programs throughout Missouri and nationwide. You will learn to teach design, troubleshooting, materials processing, communications, pre-engineering, and power and energy.

Can’t decide on WHICH area of Engineering Technology Education you want to teach? Why not both? In addition to teaching in industrial technology programs, you will also have the opportunity to earn nationally certified pre-engineering program certifications.

100% Placement

ETTE students have 100% placement in Missouri schools and industry-based careers. This means that employers from all over the country actively seek our graduates, classifying you as a high-demand candidate for high-demand positions. 

Student Learning Outcomes

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Secondary Education program to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for entry level teaching in Engineering and Technology Teacher Education.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge in Engineering and Technology Teacher Education.
  • Demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of technology, research, problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and communication skills within the teaching profession

Professional Organizations

As a student in the ETTE program, you will be encouraged to join many on and off campus student and professional organizations:

  • TECA, UCM's Engineering and Technology Teacher 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


Upon completion of student teaching, you will apply for DESE certification within the area of Engineering and Technology Teacher Education (Technology Education). This certification will allow you to teach the content learned through this degree in the 9-12 grade level in any district in Missouri. In addition, if you choose to student teach in a pre-engineering, nationally-accredited program, you may also be certified to teach in a middle or secondary education pre-engineering program as well.



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


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




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