Mark Hardy, Program Coordinator
103 Park Hall
The MSED program in Technology Education leads to professional certification in New York State and is for teaching professionals who want to tailor their graduate experience toward the pedagogies and teaching environments specific to Technology Education. Students in the program will develop skills with curriculum development, advanced instructional methodologies, student assessment, and developing and managing laboratory instructional facilities. Students have the flexibility to pursue their professional interests through technical coursework in our or other disciplines, independent applied projects, or a thesis. Initial certification in Technology Education is an admissions requirement. Applicants who are currently working on initial certification may be considered for admission to the program. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.
Degree Candidacy and Candidacy Assessment
The student is responsible to file for degree candidacy between 12 and 18 credit hours or during the term in which 18 credit hours will be completed. Hours over 18 are subject to forfeiture. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better and successful completion of the written Candidacy Assessment is required to qualify. Candidacy assessments are offered periodically, information is available from the department office.
Students must submit a formal plan for completing their elective credit entitled Directed Coursework Proposal, and have it approved by their advisor. This plan should be developed and returned on or before the Candidacy Assessment date, and before any directed coursework electives are selected. A registration block will be set at 21 credit hours until degree candidacy requirements are met. Please contact the department office for information on degree candidacy.
There will be a culminating experience where students will prepare and submit a portfolio of their graduate work for review by the department graduate faculty. This portfolio will be submitted during the last week of the last semester of graduate study.