As you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Engineering and Technology Workforce, 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, teach the foundational elements of engineering and technology, enabling 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 the 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.
As students progress through their degree, they will have the opportunity to participate in state and national competitions and 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, associations outreach, and student competitions and events.
Students pursuing this degree, or a Post-Bachelor’s teaching endorsement, and has appropriate work experience, can also pursue a Standard CTE Certificate from the Michigan Department of Education. Interested students must complete BMMT 251 , BMMT 352 , and all State of Michigan requirements. For more information about the Standard CTE Certificate, please contact the BMMT Program Coordinator at email@example.com. This certificate is awarded by the State of Michigan, students will not earn an additional degree from Eastern Michigan University.
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Successful completion of this course of study, coupled with the Teaching and Learning (with Secondary Certification) [BS] , in the context of other program requirements, qualifies the student, for a recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Standard Certificate, endorsed in Industrial and Technology Education certification code TE. The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) covering this field is Industrial Technology - 087.
Initial Teacher Preparation Program
Initial teacher certification requires a student to complete two majors. A major in a secondary education subject, as described below, and the Teaching and Learning (with Secondary Certification) Major .
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 standard for all teacher preparation programs, except that specific special education programs have additional requirements. Students must apply to the teacher preparation program as soon as they have earned 56 credit hours.
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.
For specific admission requirements, please see Teaching and Learning (with Secondary Certification) [BS] .
Major Requirements: 86 hours
Students are required to complete a Writing Intensive course in the Teaching and Learning (with Secondary Certification) Major. Upon successful completion of the course, students will satisfy the Writing Intensive general education requirement, and are not required to complete one as part of this major’s required courses.
Core Requirements: 80 hours
Technical Concentration: 6 hours
Choose a minimum of six credit hours from the following.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
Critical Graduation Information
Each undergraduate student will be responsible for the fulfillment of the requirements or their equivalents of the Eastern Michigan University catalog in force at the time of their initial registration at a college or university or a subsequent catalog including the one in effect at the time of their graduation.
In the event an undergraduate student does not complete the degree requirements within seven years of the date of their original registration at a college or university, the student may be required to have their credits re-evaluated by the academic department(s) of their major/minor in keeping with catalog requirements in force during the year of their graduation.
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 the 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.