Technology Education

 

Master of Education | Technology Education

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The Master of Education in Technology Education (M.Ed. in TED) is designed for professionals who wish to attain knowledge of emerging technologies and the benefits of their implementation in the classroom, professional development, and/or advanced licensure. Students develop instructional competencies to become master teachers or may wish to become supervisors and administrators of technology education programs. Requiring 30 credit hours, the degree may be completed entirely online. It enables students to:

  • analyze significant technological developments and assess the impact of these developments on technological change, technology education, and the students in North Carolina;
  • develop and implement technology-based instructional programs and apply research methods which aid in improving the practice of technology education;
  • explore interests through specialized study in an approved minor.

This program may lead to Professional Licensure.

Eligibility

Admission requirements:

  • grade point average of 3.0 on previous graduate work or undergraduate major
  • three professional references
  • outline of career goals

Cost

This master's degree requires 30 credits. At 2018-19 tuition rates, the cost of the required graduate courses is $453 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,261 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $13,590 for North Carolina residents and $37,830 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Career Prospects

There is currently a strong demand for technology education teachers throughout North Carolina and the nation. The intent of NC State’s nationally recognized M.Ed. in TED is to elevate the knowledge and skills of students for the purpose of increasing their career opportunities in education and related professions, which may include:

  • Master teacher
  • Local vocational education administrator
  • State consultant
  • Business/industry trainer
  • Positions in government

    Core Requirements (18 credit hours)

    TED 530 - Foundations for Teaching Technology

    Units: 3

    Three topics related to teaching technology at the secondary and post-secondary levels: philosophical and historical foundations; methodology and curriculum development; and current trends and issues. Emphasis is on developing critical thinking skills, research, technology skill development, and writing procedures.

    Offered in Fall Only

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    TED 534 - Instructional Design in Technical and Technology Education

    Units: 3

    Create instructional activities for technical and technology education. Examine learning theories appropriate for technical and technology education. Explore and apply models for instructional design. Examine issues relative to electronic applications in technical and technology education classrooms.

    Offered in Spring Only

    TED 552 - Curricula for Emerging Technologies

    Units: 3

    Analyze advanced technologies and develop instructional programs for technology education curricula in secondary schools. Topics include technologies in production, transportation and communication.

    Offered in Fall Only

    YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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    2018 Fall Term

    TED 555 - Developing and Implementing Technology Education

    Units: 3

    Technology Education curriculum trends, standards, design, implementation and management. Students will analyze current curricular trens and develop strategies for implementing and managing technology education programs.

    Offered in Spring Only

    YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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    TED 558 - Teaching Creative Problem Solving

    Units: 3

    Provides teachers with the opportunity to study the research associated with creativity and apply these theories to implement a creative problem solving program.

    Offered in Spring Only

    YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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    2018 Fall Term

    TED 551 - Technology Education: A Discipline

    Units: 3

    Defines essential attributes of technology and examines the relationship between technology education and related disciplines. Analyzes the theory, models, and literature that constitute the foundation of technology education. Synthesizes relevantresearch and identifies areas of needed research.

    Offered in Fall Only

    YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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    Restricted Electives (12 credit hours)

    Students work with their advisors to discuss and decide upon elective courses that best suit their professional goals. The courses leading to advanced licensure or the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Supervisor Certificate may be applied toward the restrictive elective requirement.

    North Carolina Master Teacher Advanced Licensure (3 hours)

    TED 646 - Field-based Research in Technology Education

    Units: 3

    Employ methods of field-based research to examine and improve instructional effectiveness and student achievement.

    Offered in Fall Spring Summer

    North Carolina Career and Technical Education Supervisor Certificate (6 hours)

    ECI 567 - Career and Technical Education Fundamentals and Program Administration

    Units: 3

    Emphasis on assisting various school district personnel in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to effectively provide quality career and technical education [CTE] programming at the district level. Content includes federal CTE legislation, theory and research on educational reform, local and regional economic development, sources of funding for CTE programming and continuous improvement.

    Offered in Fall and Spring

    ECI 568 - Designing College and Career Ready Programs

    Units: 3

    Examination of current school system instructional practices to assist various school district personnel in aligning core academic and career and technical education programming to prepare students for successful post-secondary education, careers, and life-long learning. Content includes an examination of education reform initiatives with an emphasis on foundational theory and research, needed workplace knowledge and skills, innovative education programs/models, and research-based best practices for success in transitioning students to post-secondary success.

    Offered in Fall and Spring

      Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
      FallFeb 28 (US); Mar 1 (Int)
      Summer 1Feb 28 (US); Dec 15 (Int)
      Summer 2Feb 28 (US); Dec 15 (Int)

      Christy Buck

      Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Department of STEM Education

      College of Education

      919.515.1740
      christy_buck@ncsu.edu