New Program | Fall 2019
***Currently, this major does not result in teacher certification. Approval from the State of Michigan is pending.***
As you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Technology Workforce Education, you will learn the interdisciplinary concepts required to be an effective and professional educator in secondary, post-secondary, industry, government, or nonprofit organizational training and education.
As an ETWE major, you will gain expertise in applied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education content. The content and concepts, taught through the application of the problem and project-based learning, teaches the foundational elements of engineering and technology, which enables you to teach these concepts to students. Foundational concepts include engineering design, engineering physics, prototyping, civil engineering, construction, robotics, automation, computer programming, physical computing, and electronics. You will learn the nature of engineering, technology, and workforce education through application, project, and problem based learning methodologies, and build a foundation of educational pedagogy, and praxis through service learning, and pre-student teaching experiences. Concentration options include robotics and machine learning, vocational education, career, and technical education, and training and development.
Students who graduate from the ETWE program will be able to enter a career immediately upon graduation, and in some instances before graduation. Due to a national shortage of qualified engineering and technology teachers, and career and technical education teachers, graduates, will have their choice of rewarding employment that utilizes their experiences and training. Students will find positions available in secondary, post-secondary, industry, government, or nonprofit organizational training and education. Qualified students may also add an endorsement in Career and Technical Education by meeting the federal and state employment requirements.
As students progress through their degree they will have the opportunity to participate in state and national competitions, as well as serve in educator roles in engineering and technology summer camps and after-school experiences. Additionally, students have the opportunity to play an active role in the Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) student organization where they can network and learn from other students and professionals, with additional opportunities to participate in national conferences, association outreach, and student competitions and events.
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Initial Teacher Preparation Program Admission
In order to pursue the sequence of courses necessary to complete eligibility for a recommendation for certification, one must apply for and be admitted to the teacher preparation program. Admission requirements are common for all teacher preparation programs, except that certain special education programs have additional requirements.
Admission to the teacher preparation program is not automatic. Only those persons who have formally applied are considered for admission. Not all persons who apply become eligible for admission.
Teaching majors and minors are unofficial until program admission. Students pursuing teacher certification should follow the catalog that exists at the time of program admission. It is important that students apply to the teacher preparation program as soon as they have earned 56 credit hours.
Admission to Initial Teacher Preparation Program Candidacy
Students must meet all of the following requirements
- Completion of 56 credit hours
- Appropriate cumulative GPA. One of:
- An overall EMU GPA of 2.5 or higher based on a minimum of 12 credit hours taken at EMU. An EMU GPA of 2.5 or higher in your major, based on at least one course in your major.
- Transferred 56 credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA from all previous institutions.
- A grade of “C” or higher in the following courses (if taken): WRTG 121 , CTAC 124 , Quantitative Reasoning [GEQR] , One Lab Science, and all of the professional education courses.
- ICHAT criminal background check, and Statement of Civil/Criminal Convictions. If you answered yes to any of the civil/criminal conviction questions on the application, you will need to provide:
- A copy of the Judgment of Sentence, or Registrar of Actions, or Certification of Conviction.
- A written explanation of the offense(s). Application of students with civil/criminal convictions will be carefully reviewed and may take longer to process.
- Attendance at Group Advising Session required. Your major may require additional advising sessions.
Major Requirements: 69 hours
Core Requirements: 63 hours
Technical Concentration: 6 hours
Professional Secondary Education Sequence: 43 hours
Pre-Admission Phase - The Learner and the Community: 10 hours
- EDPS 322 - Human Development and Learning 4 hrs
- ETWE 250 - Foundations of Technology, Vocational, and Engineering Teacher Education 3 hrs
- SPGN 251 - Introduction to Inclusion and Disabilities Studies in a Diverse Society [GEUS] 3 hrs
Phase I - Curriculum, Assessment, and the Social Context: 12 hours
Completion of the pre-admission phase is required, before taking the following courses.
- BMMT 200 - Principles of Career and Technical Education 3 hrs
- BMMT 363 - Curriculum for Career and Technical Education 3 hrs
- ETWE 450 - Capstone in Technology and Engineering Teacher Education 3 hrs
- SFCE 328W - Schools for a Diverse and Democratic Society [GEWI] 3 hrs
Phase II - Content, Methods, and Teaching: 9 hours
Completion of the previous phases is required, before taking the following courses.
- EDPS 340 - Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation 3 hrs
- PRCT 311L4 - Practicum II: Secondary [GELB] 3 hrs
- RDNG 311 - Teaching Reading in the Secondary School 3 hrs
Phase III - Capstone Experience: 12 hours
Completion of the previous phases is required, before taking the following courses.
- EDUC 492L4 - Student Teaching [GELB] 9 hrs
- ETWE 460 - Methods of Teaching Technology, Vocational, and Engineering Education 3 hrs
This major does not require a minor.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
Critical Graduation Information
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education section of the catalog.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.