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Technology Education Licensure Concentration

Overview

The Technology Education Licensure Concentration prepares for careers in teaching. This is done with an underpinning in science and technology reinforced with the methods of teaching and pedagogy. In the licensure track, you must complete two stage reviews in order to proceed in this concentration. The licensure concentration meets the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Initial 5-12 Teacher Licensure requirements.

The Stage 1 Review requires the candidate to pass the Massachusetts Test for Education Licensure (MTEL) in “Literacy and Communication”. A successful Stage 1 Review permits the candidate to enroll in the Sheltered English Immersion and Special Education for Adolescents (14-22) with Disabilities courses.

The Stage 2 Review requires the candidate to pass the Massachusetts Test for Education Licensure (MTEL) in their “Content Area”. A successful Stage 2 Review permits the candidate to enroll in the Practicum I and Practicum II courses.

In this Program 

You will:

  • Be eligible to work in construction management firms and purse licensure to teach in the public schools (grades 5 – 12) in the common core cluster areas of communication, construction, engineering design, manufacturing, power energy, and transportation, among others.

Additionally, the applied science and technology/engineering program is designed to provide you with the following outcomes:

  • 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
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty

Student Testimonial

“Because of what I found here at Fitchburg, it gave me purpose, it gave me foundations, it gave me a work ethic.”    Brigadier General Fred Henry (’83) US Army (Ret)

Career Opportunities

You'll be eligible to work in public schools, post-secondary education, and industrial and commercial settings. Those who choose to pursue the construction management career path will be exposed to a planned sequence of construction management specific courses preparing them to assume effective roles in construction projects implementation, including:

  • Preparing construction documents, cost estimates, and project schedules
  • Conducting site inspections
  • Managing resources
  • Working with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies

Experiential Opportunities

There are three ways technology education majors can study abroad: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.

Student Groups

Technology Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA)
AGC Students Chapter
NAHB students Chapter

Requirements and Curriculum

Additional Technology Education Licensure Track Concentration Courses:

  • ENGT 1000 Electrical Systems and Circuits 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2010 Introduction to Technology/Engineering Education 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3100 Communication & Transportation Technologies 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3810 Curriculum Development 3 cr.
  • EDUC 3122 Sheltered English Immersion 3 cr.
  • SPED 3800 Special Education for Adolescents (14-22) with Disabilities 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4862 Practicum I 6 cr.
  • ENGT 4864 Practicum II 6 cr

Program Core Courses:

  • ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1040 Software Applications in Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2030 Material Testing & Quality Control 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2035 Building Construction Systems 4 cr.
  • ENGT 3010 Building Design
  • ENGT 3000 Energy & Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3030 MEP & HVAC Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3035 OSHA: Safety & Risk Management 3 cr.

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses:

  • MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
  • ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.

Accreditation

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.