2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Engineering Technology Teacher 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.
This program teaches the basics of most technology and engineering concepts, and it enables you to teach these concepts to middle school or high school students. Concepts include engineering design, prototyping, architecture and construction, robotics and automation. Learn to teach through service learning to help students tackle global challenges. You will also receive a Project Lead The Way pre-engineering teaching certificate. Because this is a high-demand field, all of our graduates in recent years have found teaching jobs or other employment that utilizes their leadership and technology backgrounds.
Contact Dr. Kelley, Dr. Mentzer, Dr. Daugherty or Dr. Asunda for more information about the Engineering/Technology Teacher Education degree program.
- Learn in a program that routinely is among the best in the nation, including number one four times in eight years (as listed by the Association for Career and Technical Education)
- Integrate Project Lead The Way (PLTW) competencies into your program
- Expand your career options by becoming certified to teach PLTW courses in secondary education
- Teach and learn in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s state-of-the-art laboratories and the DEPCO, LLC Engineering/Technology Education Laboratory, which is designed to emulate a contemporary middle-level environment
- Benefit from expert faculty who hold doctoral degrees and teaching credentials
- Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Engineering Technology Teacher Education is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
120 Credits for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (22 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (86 credits)
Technical Electives (12 credits)
Technical Electives 5 (See Supplemental Information)
Spring 4th Year
- EDCI 49808• - Credit Hours: 16.00
*Fulfills University Core
- 120 credits listed above are required for the ETTE Bachelor of Science degree.
- ● 3.0 Professional Education GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree, with at least a C- or higher.
- ♦ 2.5 Core GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- Students must fulfill all Teacher Education Requirements 6. (See Supplemental Information)
- 32 credits of upper division courses (30000 level or higher) must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette.
- ANY COURSE TAKEN AT PURDUE CAN BE ATTEMPTED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES (INCLUSIVE OF W, WF, I AND IF).
See below for all supplemental Information
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion
ETTE Supplemental Information
All prerequisites must be met
Written Communication Foundation Selective (minimum 3 credits)
3 Written Communication Foundation Selective
Advanced Communication Selective (6 credits)
4 Advanced Communication Selective
Technical Elective (12 credits)
5 Any non-required College of Technology or Engineering (ENGR) course
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.
Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired. However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.