Technology Education Major
Why Study Technology Education at Virginia Tech?
Preparing students for the future workforce requires highly trained teachers, particularly in STEM fields. Technology education is founded in innovative pedagogies that engage students in authentic project-based activities to develop essential workforce skills (i.e., critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, design-thinking, innovation, etc.). Technology education teachers can share their interest in engineering and technological processes with middle and high school students in a fun, innovative, and hands-on environment. Technology education for secondary education is a critical-need area in the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationwide with plenty of opportunities for successful careers.
Excellent Track Record
Teach Across the Country
Critical Shortage Areas in Virginia
Careers and Further Study
What Can You Do with a Technology Education Major?
Jobs Held by Our Graduates
- Middle or High School Technology Education Teacher
- Industrial Technologist
- Design-based Industry Education Consultant
- CAD Operator
Beyond the Classroom
The technology education curriculum incorporates outreach and field experiences to build strong professional and community relationships. Opportunities in the classroom allow students to work on diverse projects and research teams that prepare them for the field. Students also have the opportunity to work in internships in engineering and design-based industries
As you complete undergraduate research, you'll have opportunities to work with award-winning faculty members with research and teaching interests in a variety of STEM fields.
What You'll Study
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Degree
- Including Virginia Tech's Pathways
Technology Education Major Requirements
- Social Foundations of Education
- Secondary School Teaching Methods
- Introduction to Computational Thinking
- Engineering Technologies
- Robotics Education
Minor and Elective Hours
Our program gives you the opportunity to build knowledge in another area by pursuing a minor, double major, or cognate.
B.S. Secondary Education
Major and Elective Requirements
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