The Technology/Engineering Education licensure concentration will prepare you with knowledge and skills essential for teaching in a public school setting, grades 5-12.
The Technology/Engineering Education 5-12 Licensure Concentration prepares you for a career in teaching. This is done with an underpinning in science and technology reinforced with the methods of teaching and pedagogy. Upon completion of two stage reviews, graduates meet the Commonwealth of Massachusetts initial 5-12 teacher licensure requirements.
Our mission is to develop individuals who are innovative and collaborative in problem solving, understand the inherent value of design, have high ethical standards, are skilled in communication, are cognizant of their responsibility for a sustainable future and are responsive to change.
Curriculum and Other Information
- BS, Technology/Engineering Education 5-12 Licensure Concentration, Applied Science and Technology - Program information from the University Catalog.
- Four-Year Plan of Study - Required and elective courses for program completion.
Graduates of the program will have the following:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts, and
- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty
Students who choose to pursue the Technology/Engineering Education 5-12 Licensure Concentration are open to careers as licensed educators meeting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts initial licensure requirements.
Students can pursue a teaching career in two optional tracks: Commonwealth of Massachusetts initial 5-12 teacher licensure or non-licensure technology education and industry training.
- Education Unit and Licensure Office
- International Technology Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Standards
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DOE)
- Massachusetts Technology Education/Engineering Collaborative (MassTEC)
- Technology Education Association of Massachusetts (TEAM)
- Fitchburg State University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Fitchburg State University is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated quality assurance review in Fall 2023.