Maryland and VCSU Technology Education

Welcome Maryland Teachers!

VCSU is pleased to work with the Maryland State Department of Education to provide new opportunities for certification in Technology Education

In the state of Maryland, every high school student is required to earn at least one credit in Technology Education before graduation. This has created a tremendous demand for teachers in this subject – a demand that significantly exceeds the number of teachers who have been certified in this relatively new field.

To make matters worse, the options available to Maryland teachers for becoming certified are limited and were not designed to meet the needs of working professionals who do not have access to traditional on-campus courses.

To give Maryland teachers more options for becoming certified to teach Technology Education, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Valley City State University entered into a Memorandum of Understanding.
This unique partnership provides a reliable, convenient path to certification.

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Summer/Fall Courses Dedicated for Maryland Teachers

Tech 391 - Foundations of Technology: Summer 2008 Through group and individual activities, the students engage in discussion and laboratory activities based on science, mathematics and engineering. Creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions are explored. (secondary)

Praxis II Prep: Fall 2008 The Praxis II Prep course is designed for prospective teachers of technology education in the middle through senior high school level. The documentation provided will assist you in preparing for the content area exam delivered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

For more information on these courses please contact the department directly. All other courses available through VCSU can be found under the "Course Offerings" link in the menu.

Office Information

Contacts: Peder Gjovik, Lana Fornes, Ron Holten or Teresa Cole

Office Phone: 701-845-7444 or 1-800-532-8641 ext 37444

Office Location: Rhoades Science Center Suite 132