Through the technology education program, you’ll study professional education and technology as you prepare to become certified to teach technology education in a middle or secondary school. You’ll be introduced to the theories, science and technology employed by modern manufacturing, taught in a laboratory to give you the understanding of equipment, processes, and techniques.
Coursework covers the topics of graphic communication, material processing, computer aided drafting and design, power systems and controls, construction materials and processes, and educational theory and practice. Plus, opportunities for internships and hands-on learning early in your education give you the real-life skills employers desire.
The strength of UW-Platteville’s technology education program lies in its unique collaboration with the School of Education. The program draws on UW-Platteville’s long tradition of providing excellence in teacher education and combines that tradition with highly qualified faculty and modern laboratory settings in the industrial studies field.
Unique to the state of Wisconsin, the technology education degree with an emphasis in agriculture education is the only program where you can be certified to teach in technology education and agriculture education.
This dual certification requires teaching in both areas as well as passing the Praxis Competency exam in both areas. This certification will qualify you to each in Wisconsin schools in two STEM areas.