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Program: Technology Education

Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Department: Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education
Delivery Method: On Campus

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Technology Education graduates are mentored to assume leadership roles that allow them to make significant differences in professions that encompass technology. Educational activities and investigations by faculty and students focus on reaching beyond limits and constraints to better understand the impact of a changing technology on people and society. For students looking to further their learnings from a master’s program, our Doctor of Education program (EdD) is the next step in completing their education.

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Program Area of Study Description

Our Doctor of Education Degree in Technology Education is a highly individualized program of study. Each Plan of Graduate Work is designed by the student in conjunction with an advisory committee to build on those leadership qualities demanded by the profession. A minimum of 90 semester hours (including credit hours from master degrees) beyond the bachelor degree is 

required and culminates with dissertation research. We focus on these four areas of emphasis in developing competent professional leaders: building strong majors in technology education; securing an understanding of leadership and change; developing significant research capabilities; and gaining supportive knowledge and skill from an appropriate minor. 

Professional options in graduate study with a degree in technology education include initial certification, master teachers, local vocational education administrators, community college education, state consultants, business/industry trainers or positions in government.

If interested, please contact:

Dr. Cameron DeLeon Denson
Sci, Tech, Engr & Math (STEM)
Assoc Professor
Poe Hall 510M, Box 7801
NC State Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Maya Stafford
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
(919) 515-1740

Admission Requirements

As test scores and grade point averages are not perfect measures of student abilities, a comprehensive evaluation form is used to determine eligibility. Items considered on the evaluation form include:

  • 3.3 GPA or above on previous graduate work
  • High ratings from three reference letters
  • An outline of career goals
  • Applicant’s appropriateness of education and experience in the program

Technology Education faculty members will review the materials, make recommendations on admission, and note if they would be willing to chair applicant’s advisory committee. Once faculty reviews are complete, they meet to determine admission or to hold an interview with the applicant before a final decision is made. 

Course of Study

All doctoral degrees in the College of Education require a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Most doctoral programs in the College of Education require a minimum of 60 graduate credit hours beyond an approved master’s degree.

Full Curriculum

  • TED 551/751 Technology Education: A Discipline
  • TED 552/752 Curricula for Emerging Technology
  • TED 555/755 Developing and Implementing Technology Education
  • TED 558/758 Teaching Creative Problem Solving
  • TED 757 Leadership Development in Technology Ed.
  • TED 756 Planning for Change in TED
  • TED 530 Foundations of Teaching Technology
  • TED 532 Current Trends in Technical Graphics Education
  • TED 534 Instructional Design for Technical and Technology Ed
  • TED 536 Scientific & Technical Visualization: Research & Practice
  • TED 641 Internship in Technology Education
  • TED 646 Field-based Research in Technology Education
  • TED 709 Seminar in Technology Education
  • TED 801 Practicum in TED
  • TED 810 Special Topics in TED
  • TED 821 Special Problems in TED
  • TED 892 Research Projects in TED
  • ED 700 Introduction to Research Design in Education
  • ED 710 Applied Quantitative Methods in Education I
  • ST 507 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I
  • ST 508 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II
  • TED 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • ED 711 Applied Quantitative Methods in Education II
  • ED 730 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
  • ED731 Advanced Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Education
  • ED 750 Mixed Methods Research in Education
  • ST 505 Applied Nonparametric Statistics
  • xxx xxx Test and Measurements


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