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Technology, Engineering, and Design Education

Bachelor of Science
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (STEM Ed)

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With an emphasis on innovation and active learning, this program prepares individuals for a variety of engineering and design employment opportunities, including a teacher licensure option and a non-licensure graphics communications option.

Program Description

Teacher Licensure

Through the study of engineering and design processes, students learn how to solve technological problems, innovate and invent. They actively design, model, simulate and analyze solutions to technological challenges studies courses and explore the contributions of systems engineering for developing and sustaining a well-designed world. Methods in teaching middle and high school students about engineering and design processes are also covered.

During the course of this undergraduate program students will:

  • Develop technical skills and an understanding of technical processes
  • Develop the ability to apply knowledge, skill and creativity in solving technical problems
  • Understand and appreciate the historical evolution of technology
  • Understand and assess the impact of current technological developments and trends
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach others about technology

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Non-Licensure Graphics Communications Option

Through the study of technical graphics language and design processes, students learn how to think in the language of graphics to effectively communicate ideas and solve technical problems. They actively visualize, design, model, simulate, analyze, and document solutions in technical graphics studies courses and explore the role graphics play in all areas of engineering.

During the course of this undergraduate program students will:

  • Develop technical skills and an understanding of the technical graphics language
  • Develop the ability to apply knowledge, skill and creativity in solving technical problems
  • Understand and appreciate the historical evolution of graphic communications
  • Understand and assess the impact of current technical graphics developments and trends
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach others about graphic communications

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Admissions Requirements

  • For Technology Engineering & Design Education (BS): Licensure an average GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for both internal and external transfer students
  • For Technology Engineering & Design Education (BS): Graphic Communications an average GPA of 2.50 or higher is required for both internal and external transfer students

To student teach, students must:

Minors

This fifteen-credit hour minor develops competencies in selecting and applying graphic techniques in both professional and avocational areas, provides in-depth study and authentic activities in visual science, and enriches visual perception and critical thought in graphic areas. Minor programs are individually designed to meet the needs of the student and to complement their major.

DECLARE THE GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS MINOR IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN CLASSES

Eligibility

  • The Graphic Communications Minor is open to all NC State students except Technology, Engineering, and Design Education (TDE) majors.
  • Requires a 2.5 or better cumulative NC State GPA.

Learning Objectives

Students completing the minor will:

  • Gain an understanding of the language of graphic communications practices including the fundamentals and core concepts.
  • Gain experience and proficiency across 3-4 additional areas of graphic communications.

Minor Requirements

  • Complete 15 hours of course work in Graphic Communications.
  • A minimum grade of ‘C’ (2.0) or better must be achieved in each course counting towards the minor.
  • Students who have transfer credit from another institution that they believe is equivalent to GC120 should consult the contact person listed below for approval and inclusion in the minor.

Required Courses (3 credit hours):

Course #Course Name
GC 120Foundations of Graphics OR
TDE 220Civil Engineering Graphics

Elective Courses (12 credit hours):

Choose any four (4) of the following courses:

Course #Course Name
GC 250Architectural Graphic Communications
GC 3203-D Spatial Relations
GC 330Basic Technical Animation
GC 340Concepts of Website Development
GC 350Applied CAD/D and Geometric Controls
GC 420Visual Thinking
GC 450Advanced CAD/D
GC 496Special Topics in Graphic Communications
GC 498Independent Study in Graphic Communications
TDE 205Desktop Publishing & Imaging Technology
TDE 261Digital Media Education

Course Registration Timeline for Minors

Graphic Communications minors will be able to enroll in courses on the date that university freshman can begin enrolling regardless of enrollment date. Priority enrollment is given to students in the TDE/GC major.

Admissions

Students may declare their intention to complete the Graphic Communication minor by consulting with the contact person listed below.

Certification

  • Please be aware that course completion alone will not result in certification of the Graphic Communications minor. In order to be certified you must do the following:
    • Apply to be admitted to the Graphic Communications minor and submit the minor declaration form.
    • Complete the fifteen (15) required and elective courses with a ‘C’ (2.0) or better.
    • Submit the minor certification form no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
  • Forms for the minor declaration and certification can be found by contacting the designated person below.

Contact Person:

John Parks Newby
510 Poe Hall
919.515.1065
jpnewby@ncsu.edu

Effective Date: 1/2020

SIS Code:  13GCM

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The Technology, Engineering and Design Education minor broadens students’ comprehension of the technological society in which they live. This is accomplished through the investigation and manipulation of tools, materials, and machines related to technology. Further, students experience technology coursework in applications such as information and communication systems; emerging technologies, robotics education, and evaluation of technological impacts on society, individuals, and culture. Minor programs are individually designed to meet the needs of the student and to complement their major.

DECLARE THE TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND DESIGN EDUCATION MINOR IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN CLASSES

Eligibility

  • The Technology, Engineering and Design Education Minor is open to all NC State students except Technology, Engineering, and Design Education (TDE) majors.
  • Requires a 2.5 or better cumulative NC State GPA.

Learning Objectives

Students completing the minor will:

  • Gain an understanding of technology practices including the fundamentals and core concepts of technological literacy.
  • Gain experience and proficiency across 3-4 additional areas of technology, engineering, and design.

Minor Requirements

  • Complete 15 hours of course work in Technology, Engineering and Design Education.
  • A minimum grade of ‘C’ (2.0) or better must be achieved in each course counting towards the minor.
  • Students who have transfer credit from another institution that they believe is equivalent to GC120 should consult the contact person listed below for approval and inclusion in the minor.

Required Courses (6 credit hours):

Course #Course Name
GC 120Foundations of Graphics
TDE 110Materials and Processes Technology

Elective Courses (9 credit hours):

Choose any three (3) of the following courses:

Course #Course Name
TDE 131Technology through Engineering and Design I
TDE 205Desktop Publishing & Imaging Technology
TDE 261Digital Media Education
TDE 331Technology Through Engineering and Design II
TDE 351Ceramics: The Art and Craft of Clay
TDE 359Electronics Technology
TDE 371Emerging Issues in Technology
TDE 385Robotics Education
TDE 481Research and Development in Technology Education
TDE 490Special Problems in Technology Education
TDE 498Independent Study in Technology Education

Course Registration Timeline for Minors

Technology, Engineering and Design Education minors will be able to enroll in courses on the date that university freshman can begin enrolling regardless of enrollment date. Priority enrollment is given to students in the TDE/GC major.

Admissions

Students may declare their intention to complete the Technology, Engineering and Design Education minor by consulting with the contact person listed below.

Certification

  • Please be aware that course completion alone will not result in certification of the Technology, Engineering and Design Education minor. In order to be certified you must do the following:
    • Apply to be admitted to the Technology, Engineering and Design Education minor and submit the minor declaration form.
    • Complete the fifteen (15) required and elective courses with a ‘C’ (2.0) or better.
    • Submit the minor certification form no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
  • Forms for the minor declaration and certification can be found by contacting the designated person below.

Contact Person:

Nolan Fahrer
510 Poe Hall
919.515.1741
nefahrer@ncsu.edu

Effective Date: 1/2020

SIS Code:  13TEM

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