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Certification or Licensing is a process that is different in most states and will ultimately be granted by your Department of Public Instruction. However, there are several categories listed below that describe what may be necessary for the completion of the program and licensure in your state. Select the category that best describes your current situation:
 
Bachelor's Degree in another secondary field (i.e. Science, Math, History etc.)

Since you are already licensed in a secondary teaching field, the only course work that is required by VCSU is the completion of the 39 credit major in Technology Education.

Major
Technology Education
(B.S. in Ed.)

The following major courses constitute this option.

Required Courses (33 credits)
TECH 256,256L --- Resources For Technology
STEM ED 306,306L --- Inventions and Innovations - Tech Ed for Children
STEM ED 310,310L --- Design, Technology and Engineering For Children
TECH 330,330L --- Exploring Technology
STEM ED 331,331L --- Innovation and Engineering Design
STEM ED 342 --- Building Math
TECH 371,371L --- Technology Systems
STEM ED 411 --- Curriculum And Methods
TECH 416,416L --- Innovations In Technology
STEM ED 431,431L --- Design For Engineering
STEM ED 450 --- Engineering the Future

Electives (6 credits)
TECH 300,300L --- 3D Modeling and Design
TECH 391,391L --- Foundations of Technology
TECH 456,456L --- Intelligent Machines
TECH 478,478L --- Technology Assessment
TECH 495 --- Senior Problems


Students may also take courses in Business, Computers Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science, Instructional Technology, or Elementary Education with approval of the advisor.

All candidates for a major in Technology Education must complete a digital portfolio that meets the requirements of the VCSU Technology Education Department.
 
Generally, additional coursework may be required by your state DPI such as a multicultural course or a regional history course.
 
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

As an elementary teacher seeking certification/licensure in a secondary teaching field, you will have to complete the 39 credit major in Technology Education and the secondary professional education sequence (29 credits or less). A transcript review may reveal that you have already completed many of the required courses in the sequence. A minimum of a five week student teaching experience is required as a part of the secondary professional education sequence and is included in the 29 credit total.

Major
Technology Education
(B.S. in Ed.)

The following major courses constitute this option.

Required Courses (33 credits)
TECH 256,256L --- Resources For Technology
STEM ED 306,306L --- Inventions and Innovations - Tech Ed for Children
STEM ED 310,310L --- Design, Technology and Engineering For Children
TECH 330,330L --- Exploring Technology
STEM ED 331,331L --- Innovation and Engineering Design
STEM ED 342 --- Building Math
TECH 371,371L --- Technology Systems
STEM ED 411 --- Curriculum And Methods
TECH 416,416L --- Innovations In Technology
STEM ED 431,431L --- Design For Engineering
STEM ED 450 --- Engineering the Future

Electives (6 credits)
TECH 300,300L --- 3D Modeling and Design
TECH 391,391L --- Foundations of Technology
TECH 456,456L --- Intelligent Machines
TECH 478,478L --- Technology Assessment
TECH 495 --- Senior Problems

Professional Education Sequence Secondary (10-30 credits)
The credits in professional education will depend on deficiencies between elementary and secondary education.

Students may also take courses in Business, Computers Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science, Instructional Technology, or Elementary Education with approval of the advisor.

All candidates for a major in Technology Education must complete a digital portfolio that meets the requirements of the VCSU Technology Education Department.
 
Generally, additional coursework may be required by your state DPI such as a multicultural course or a regional history course.
Bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field

As a student entering the program with a completed bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field, you will have to complete the 39 credit major in Technology Education and the secondary professional education sequence. A 10 credit student teaching experience is required as a part of the secondary professional education sequence and is included in the 31-32 credit total.

Major
Technology Education
(B.S. in Ed.)

The following major courses constitute this option.

Required Courses (33 credits)
TECH 256,256L --- Resources For Technology
STEM ED 306,306L --- Inventions and Innovations - Tech Ed for Children
STEM ED 310,310L --- Design, Technology and Engineering For Children
TECH 330,330L --- Exploring Technology
STEM ED 331,331L --- Innovation and Engineering Design
STEM ED 342 --- Building Math
TECH 371,371L --- Technology Systems
STEM ED 411 --- Curriculum And Methods
TECH 416,416L --- Innovations In Technology
STEM ED 431,431L --- Design For Engineering
STEM ED 450 --- Engineering the Future

Electives (6 credits)
TECH 300,300L --- 3D Modeling and Design
TECH 391,391L --- Foundations of Technology
TECH 456,456L --- Intelligent Machines
TECH 478,478L --- Technology Assessment
TECH 495 --- Senior Problems

Professional Education Sequence Secondary (31-32 credits)
Students may also take courses in Business, Computers Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science, Instructional Technology, or Elementary Education with approval of the advisor.

All candidates for a major in Technology Education must complete a digital portfolio that meets the requirements of the VCSU Technology Education Department.
 
Generally, additional coursework may be required by your state DPI such as a multicultural course or a regional history course.
No Degree

Non-degree holders will be required to complete all requirements for the 120 credit degree as required by VCSU. The 120 credits are divided between these three categories: 38 credits of General Education, 39 credits in Technology Education, and 31-32 credits of Secondary Professional Education. For a full listing of courses please download the current status sheet from the link below. Generally, additional coursework may be required by your state DPI such as a multicultural course or a regional history course.
 
 
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