Mr. Michael Elliott
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair
WHAT IS 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, Project Lead the Way. 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 Project Lead the Way courses anywhere in the United States, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Graduates will still need to be licensed in the state they will teach.
Project Lead the Way (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.