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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 university credits.

UCM offers Graduate credit for educators completing PLTW Core Training Institute (CTI) requirements during the summer semester. For specific requirements, or to see if your PLTW CTI course qualifies for this credit, please check back here in April 2017. At that time, enrollment forms for the PLTW CTI Graduate courses will be posted here. For more information, please contact us.

Tech Ed Program