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. The program offers the Master of Education in STEM – Engineering and Technology Education (MEd) as well the opportunity to further studies with the Doctor of Philosophy program (PhD) in Learning and Teaching in STEM – Engineering and Technology Education.
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Our master’s program is designed for professionals who wish to develop their instructional competencies in fields related to technology, engineering and design education as well as those who wish to be supervisors and administrators of technology education programs. We offer a Master of Education in Technology Education. The Master of Education is a Distance Education Program that can be taken totally online. It requires 30-semester hour credits without a thesis and is most appropriate for individuals seeking advanced licensure with additional hours.
Upon completion, graduates will have the necessary background to then complete their doctoral.
Since 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 are:
- 3.0 GPA or above on previous graduate work
- High ratings from the three reference letters
- An outline of career goals
- Applicant’s appropriateness of education and experience for the program
Technology Education faculty members will review the materials, make recommendation on admission and note if they would be willing to chair applicant’s advisory committee. Once faculty reviews are completed, they meet to determine admission or to hold an interview with the applicant before a final admission decision is made.
Please note: If you are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in our College of Education and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D., you must formally apply to the program through the Graduate School. Students who continue directly from our NC State Master’s program into the Ph.D. (without a break in enrollment) may transfer all 36 credit hours.
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Course of Study
The master’s program can be completed within two years. Part-time students usually complete the program within three to four years.
Curriculum: 30 hours
Core Course: 3 hours (All three concentrations take this course)
EMS 573 Special Topics: Design of Tools and Learning Environments in STEM
Specialty Courses: 27 hours
Engineering and Technology Education Concentration
- 12 hours of Engineering and Technology Education (Sample Course Schedule)
- TED 530
- TED 558
- TED 552
- TED 555
- 15 hours of specialty content courses. Graduate hours can be taken from both Colleges of Engineering and Education that are offered online. Example courses are: ED 572, ECI 514, ECI 511, EAC 539, EAC 551, EAC 559, EAC 580, EAC 582, EAC 585, ECI 716, ECI 719, EGR 501, EGR 505, EGR 506, EGR 507