Technology/Engineering Education 5-12 Licensure Concentration, Applied Science and Technology, BS

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In Short

The Technology/Engineering Education licensure concentration will prepare you with knowledge and skills essential for teaching in a public school setting, grades 5-12.

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Program Overview

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.

Program Objectives

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.

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Experiential Opportunities

Team learning experiences, undergraduate research opportunities, and the senior teaching practicums highlight this concentration. 


The purpose of the student teaching practicum/internship is to provide candidates who have reached the teacher candidacy stage of their academic programs with hands-on experience in an approved school setting.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities also increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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Curriculum and Other Information

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.