What you'll learn studying technology education at UW-Platteville
Through the technology education program with the UW-Platteville Department of Industrial Studies, you’ll study professional education and technology as you prepare to become certified to teach in a middle or secondary school. As an aspiring technology educator, you’ll be introduced to the theories, science, and technology employed by modern manufacturing, and earn practical experience demonstrating equipment, processes, and techniques in a lab and workshop setting.
Technology degree 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 training lies in its unique collaboration with the School of Education. This technology university 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.
Careers in Technology Education
Graduates who pursue careers that combine their love of technology and education can work in a variety of roles. These educators are generally responsible for preparing age-appropriate lesson plans, instructing students in a particular area of study, demonstrating how to use relevant equipment and tools, supervising and evaluating students’ use of such equipment, discussing progress with students and their parents (if teaching in middle or high school settings), and enforcing classroom rules and safety procedures.
Educators who choose technology-related studies provide training to students in a variety of subjects, including auto repair, agricultural-related fields, veterinary medicine, culinary arts, cosmetology, and more.
Some of the jobs you could pursue with this type of degree include:
- Carpentry instructor
- Community college technology teacher
- High school industrial science teacher
- Middle school industrial technology teacher
- Technology instruction coordinator
- Trade school instructor
As an educator in the technology field, you may work in K–12 classrooms or community college or university settings. You can also find employment working for local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Discover by doing
At UW-Platteville, you will learn both inside the classroom and through numerous other opportunities on campus and in the community. You’ll also have access to exciting research opportunities, hands-on internships, and university events.