Technology education at VCSU has been redesigned for the information age. It is not limited to computers, but provides a variety of hands-on laboratory experiments with many new technologies. It provides awareness and information about a wide variety of technology related careers and non-traditional opportunities, and prepares all students to prosper in an information and technology rich society. It is a perfect time to prepare to become a technology teacher. Job opportunities have never been better. The entire major is available online with the exception of general education type courses. Each student pursuing a teaching degree completes the professional education sequence. These courses include various field experiences providing prospective teachers with an opportunity to observe professional teachers at work and to assist them. Curriculum focuses on design, problem-solving, critical thinking and engineering technology concepts.
FACTS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
- The Technology Education program at VCSU has the first Standards Based curriculum in the nation to be offered completely online.
- The International Technology Education Association (ITEEA) estimated a Technology Teacher shortage of 9,000.
- Many states are offering loan forgiveness for Technology Education teachers.
- The Standards for Technological Literacy are endorsed by these professional agencies: NASA, National Science Foundation, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers, National Academy of Engineering, and the National Research Council.
TEACHER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
You are typically admitted into Teacher Education during your sophomore year or beginning of your junior year of college. Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/undergrad_ed/