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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This certificate is awarded by the State of Michigan, students will not earn an additional degree from Eastern Michigan University.