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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4452
Dr. Bart Washer, Chair

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)



The Engineering and Technology Teacher Education Program within the Career and Technology Education Department of the College of Education is nationally certified to provide pre-service training for technology education majors in the internationally acclaimed secondary engineering education program, PLTW. The University of Central Missouri and Purdue University were the first institutions to meet the rigorous requirements for this certification. Upon graduation, students meeting the program requirements will be certificated to teach PLTW courses anywhere in the United States, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Graduates will still need to be licensed in the state they will teach.

PLTW, a not-for-profit educational organization, provides a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare a diverse group of students to be successful in science, engineering and engineering technology. High school students successfully completing PLTW courses and passing the national college exams have the potential for earning undergraduate university credits through our office of Extended Studies.

UCM offers Graduate credit for educators completing PLTW Core Training Institute (CTI) requirements. Cost per credit hour is $110 and these courses are only offered during the summer semester.


Enrollments will not be processed until all required documents have been received. All materials must be received by Friday, August 3, 2017. Materials will not be accepted after that date. To enroll, please select the appropriate application from the lists below. If you are requesting credit for more than one course, you may combine the applications into one, but will still need to submit completion documentation and separate papers for each course. Each application has an informational flier attached that provides answers to the most common PLTW Graduate Credit enrollment questions, including required documentation details, enrollment procedures, tuition payment, and transcript dates.


To receive graduate credit for PLTW course completion, each application must be accompanied by documentated proof of course completion and a graduate level paper. For more information about the paper, including the grading rubric, please click here.


For more information, please contact Rachel Clements at or 660-543-4452.


Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Innovations   Medical Interventions
Human Body Systems   Principles of Biomedical Science
Computer Science
Computer Software Applications   Computer Science Principles
Aerospace Engineering   Engineering Design & Development
Civil Engineering & Architecture   Environmental Sustainability
Computer Integrated Manufacturing   Introduction to Engineering Design
Digital Electronics   Principles of Engineering
Gateway to Technology
Automation & Robotics   Medical Detectives
Design & Modeling   Magic of Electrons
Energy & The Environment   Science of Technology
Flight & Space   App Creator*
Green Architecture   Innovators & Makers*
Introduction to Computer Science    
Launch Classroom*   Launch Lead Teacher

* new this year!