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Technology Education, BS

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About the Program

Every day, people with specialized knowledge share that knowledge with others, as teachers, trainers, consultants and more. With a national push to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), you can help spread your knowledge too. By reaching students in middle school and high school, you will become a important part of the STEM education pipeline, providing inspiration to future STEM professionals as they are developing.

The Engineering/Technology Teacher Education major is part of the Technology Education program.  The Technology Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), www.caepnet.org.

Technology Education Website

Technology Education Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Major Required Courses (45 credits)

2.5 ETTE Core GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree, courses listed below.

Technical Electives (12 credits)

  • Technical Electives6 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Technical Electives6 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Technical Electives6 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Technical Electives6- Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Technical electives may include any Polytechnic Institute course, except for Organization Leadership (OLS) classes.  Engineering, Forestry, and Agricultural Systems courses not already required on the plan of study may also be used.  The elective courses may all be in one area or they can come from a variety of areas.

Professional Education Requirements (37 credits)

3.0 Prof Ed GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree, with each class at least a C- or higher, courses listed below plus the above TLI courses indicated with this symbol •

Learner Pathway Selective (3 credits)

Pick one course from the selectives below in a pathway of your choice (required). Students can take two additional courses in the same pathway to complete requirements for an add-on teaching license in ELL or HA or take one additional course in the SPED pathway for a certificate in SPED.

Capstone (12 credits)

Other Departmental Requirements (34 credits)

Electives (4 credits)

Any non-remedial course offered for credit at the University not already required/being used on the plan of study.

University Requirements

University Core Requirements

For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements

Click here for Technology Education Supplemental Information .

Program Requirements

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

14 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

12 Credits


● 3.0 Professional Education GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree, with at least a C- or higher.

* 2.5 Content GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.5 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Students must fulfill all Teacher Education Requirements 8. (See Supplemental Information)

32 credits of upper division courses (30000 level or higher) must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette.


Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


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