Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog

Technology Education, BS


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.  This program meets state and national licensure standards and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the State of Indiana, State Board of Education. Admission to and successful completion of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) are required.

Technology Education Website

Technology Education Major Change (CODO) Requirements   

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Major Required Courses (45 credits)


3.0 ETTE Content GPA required for all courses listed below.

Professional Education Requirements (38 credits)


All Professional Education courses, including Learner (Specialty) Pathway Concentration courses, are calculated into the Professional Education GPA (“B” average with no grade lower than a “C”).

Learner Pathway Selective (3 credits)


Choose one course from one of the learner pathway areas below. Students can elect to take additional coursework to complete a full concentration if they choose, but is not required. See the links for concentration requirements.

If you desire additional information regarding the Learner Pathway Concentrations, please reach out to your academic advisor or visit the Learner Specialty Concentrations tab found here.

K-12 Integrated STEM Optional Concentration


Other Departmental Requirements (25 credits)


Electives (12 Credits)


Any non-remedial course not already required/being used on the plan of study.

Supplemental List


Click here for Technology Education Supplemental Information .

Grade Requirements


  • All Professional Education courses, including Learner (Specialty) Pathway Concentration courses, must have no grade lower than a “C.”

GPA Requirements


  • All Professional Education courses, including Learner (Specialty) Pathway Concentration courses, are calculated into the Professional Education GPA (“B” average with no grade lower than a “C”).
  • 3.0 ETTE Content GPA required for all courses in the Major Required Courses area.
  • 2.5 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 2.5 Overall GPA is required for the Teacher Education Program and Indiana Licensure.
  • 3.0 Content GPA, as calculated by the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure, is required for the Teacher Education Program and Indiana Licensure.
  • 3.0 Professional GPA is required for the Teacher Education Program and Indiana Licensure.

Course Requirements and Notes


Double-counting policy - where is it allowed and not allowed; specific notes or requirements about courses; repeatable limits, study abroad, etc.

Non-course / Non-credit Requirements


Degree requirements which are not associated to a course. For example: portfolio, work experience, certifications. Should equal 0 credits.

Pass/No Pass Policy


  • ETTE does not allow Pass/No Pass grading for any classes that are required to meet degree requirements. Pass/No Pass grading is allowed for Free Electives only.

Transfer Credit Policy


College, department, major transfer credit (including any/all undistributed credit, TR graded course, AP/IB credit, etc.) should be clearly stated. Can transfer credit be applied to the major? If yes, how and where?

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. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

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).

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Additional Information


Sample 4-Year Plan


15 Credits


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16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


17 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


12 Credits


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”. 

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.