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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Technology Education Major, Professional Certification–M.S.E.D.

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A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, with a major in Technology Education, is required. Applicants who do not qualify for regular admission can be recommended for conditional admission. They will be permitted to complete three specified courses and then continue to a final admission review.

This program is only available to students holding provisional or initial certification and seeking professional certification in Technology Education.

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.

Comprehensive Assessment

There will be a culminating experience that will take written form, oral form, or both. The student will present a long-term portfolio development to the examining faculty and must apply for this assessment in the department office no later than the close of the “add period” in their last semester (about the second week of school). It will be offered the last week of the last semester of graduate study.

Technology Education Major, Professional Certification (30 cr)

B. Options (must complete one option under advisement) (12 cr)

Option A–Research Project Option

  • Directed Coursework (under advisement and contract*)

Option B–Thesis Option

  • Directed Coursework (under advisement and contract*)

Option C–Directed Coursework Option

  • Courses may be selected from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, or departmental electives (graduate level, under advisement and contract*)


*Contract entitled Directed Coursework Proposal

Additional Information

A full-time or part-time on-campus program of graduate study in Technology Education is possible during the fall and spring semesters and the summer session. Degree requirements may be completed by a full-time student in two semesters plus one or two summer sessions or by part-time students in three summer sessions, provided that two are nine-week sessions in consecutive years. Information about graduate assistantships may be obtained from the department office.

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