Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Technology Education

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses
Major Courses
Minor Courses
Secondary Professional Education Courses

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Technology Education is a collaborative program with Valley City State University. Dickinson State University provides the General Education and secondary professional education coursework, and Valley City State University provides the Technology Education major coursework in an online format. Students completing the program will be graduates of Dickinson State University. The Valley City State University Technology Education course descriptions are available from the Valley City State University website (www.vcsu.edu).

Technology Education Major Courses

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Technology Education includes courses in General Education, professional education (secondary professional education course sequence), the major field (listed below), and the minor field to total a minimum of 128 semester hours. In addition to the Student Learning Outcomes for the Teacher Education Program, Student Learning Outcomes for the Technology Major program are listed below.

Student Learning Outcomes for Technology Education

  1. Methodology – Students will develop knowledge necessary for program development, implementation, evaluation, and assessment of student learning. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)
  2. Content – Students will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competence in technological literacy. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)
  3. Application – Students will demonstrate competency in technology education content and apply this knowledge in real-world experiences. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)

Requirements

Technology Education Major Courses:

Courses are delivered online through Valley City State University. Labs are conducted face-to-face in a local secondary school’s technology classrooms by special arrangement on selected weekends and evenings.

TECH 256Resources for Technology

2

TECH 256LResources for Technology Lab

1

STEM ED 306Inventions and Innovations - Technology Education for Children

2

STEM ED 306LInventions and Innovations - Technology Education for Children Lab

1

STEM ED 310Design, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary

2

STEM ED 310LDesign, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary Lab

1

TECH 330Exploring Technology

2

TECH 330LExploring Technology Lab

1

STEM ED 331Innovation and Engineering Design

2

STEM ED 331LInnovation and Engineering Design Lab I

1

STEM ED 342Building Math

3

TECH 371Technology Systems

2

TECH 371LTechnology Systems Lab

1

STEM ED 411STEM Curriculum and Methods

3

TECH 416Innovations in Technology

2

TECH 416LInnovations in Technology Lab

1

STEM ED 431Design for Engineering

2

STEM ED 431LDesign for Engineering Lab

1

STEM ED 450Engineering the Future

3

Courses in Business, Computer Information System, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science, Instructional Technology, or Elementary Education may be included with approval of the advisor.

Select six credits from the following:

TECH 3003D Modeling and Design

2

TECH 300L3D Modeling and Design Lab

1

STEM ED 355STEM Curriculum and Elementary Methods

3

TECH 391Foundations of Technology

2

TECH 391LFoundations of Technology Lab

1

TECH 394Independent Study

1-3

TECH 456Intelligent Machines

2

TECH 456LIntelligent Machines Lab

1

TECH 478Technology Assessment

2

TECH 478LTechnology Assessment Lab

1

TECH 495Senior Problems

1-3

Total Credit Hours:39

 

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education courses graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis, and a grade of “S”’ is required in all professional education courses graded on an “S/U” letter basis.

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education with Field Experience

4

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Professional Courses in Secondary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 366Learning and Literacy in the Secondary School

4

 

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Or

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Professional Courses in Disciplinary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Or

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the professional courses in the secondary methods block, each discipline requires its own methods course to teach pedagogical techniques particular to that discipline. As a co-requisite of SEED 398B or SEED 398C, each student with a major or minor in a secondary education discipline is required to take the appropriate methods course(s) from this list (and must check with an advisor in that department to determine additional requirements particular to the discipline):

Additional Professional Courses:

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity with Field Experience

2

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 must be taken the same semester.

EDUC 406 must be taken the first semester the student has been admitted into the teacher education program.

Student Teaching Semester:

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:41

All professional courses have a prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Professional Course Electives

EDUC 305Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

2

EDUC 310Methods of Teaching in Middle School

2

EDUC 350Portfolio Preparation

1

SEED 370Reading in the Content Areas

3

Total Credit Hours:41-49

EDUC 350 is taken the semester prior to student-teaching.

EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SEED 370 are required courses for the Middle School pedagogical endorsement.

Total Credit Hours: 80-88