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Undergraduate Catalog

2012 - 2013

Technology and Engineering Education

Steven Shumway, Chair
230 SNLB, (801) 422-6496

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will receive an opportunity to interact, be mentored, and have close relationship with faculty members as they learn together about secular and spiritual knowledge.
  • Students will be able to become certified secondary education teachers in technology and engineering education for the State of Utah.
  • Students will increase technical competency in a technology and/or engineering specialization of their choice.
  • Students will develop creativity, design, entrepreneurial, innovative, problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, and life-long learning skills.
  • Students will be stretched to maximize their own individual learning through rigor, excellence, and high expectations of performance.

The Discipline

Students graduating from the technology and engineering education program at Brigham Young University are prepared to teach in secondary schools. Students in the program are required to take courses in visual communications, production technologies, and engineering design. Students will need to complete 18 hours of technical emphasis in one or two depth areas: graphic design and multimedia, engineering prep and electronics, construction systems, information technology, architecture and furniture design, manufacturing, computer science, and trade and technical. In addition, students are required to complete teacher education courses. Finally, students are provided with field-based experiences to teach at the middle and high school levels throughout the program, culminating with a semester-long supervised student teaching experience.

Career Opportunities

The dramatic pace of technological innovation makes this a vital major. The current need for teachers is far greater than the number of available graduates resulting in excellent job placement. Most graduates teach technology-related subjects at the middle and high school level. The degree also provides a strong foundation for numerous technical and teaching careers, including corporate or higher education.