Technology Education BS

You’ll study in one of the largest technology education departments in the country. SUNY Oswego has been a consistent leader in developing technology curriculum, and every year hosts one of the largest technology education conferences in the Northeast.

Overview

Coursework leads to certification to teach technology in all grades, and includes field-based professional studies experience. You’ll complete a series of practicum assignments followed by a full semester of student teaching. Choose from a diverse selection of courses, including Transportation Systems, Electronics and Mechatronics, Design, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), Mechanical/Architectural Drafting, Construction Systems, Materials Processing, Instructional Technologies, Manufacturing and Energy Technologies.

Join the active Oswego Technology Education Association student organization. Get involved in community service projects, including scholastic robot competitions. Work with faculty on applied projects. Compete nationally as a member of the Technology Education Collegiate Association. Help with Team Mini, the department's popular miniature zamboni.

Newly renovated facilities in park Hall

Park Hall, named for a pioneer in this field who helped build the Oswego program and influenced teaching internationally, include 12 applied technology laboratories.

Outcomes

  • Degree completion leads to technology teaching certification in all grades
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Program planning, organization and record-keeping
  • Working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Motivational skills
  • Creativity

Career Opportunities

  • Technology education teacher
  • Corporate technical trainer
  • Training director
  • Technical sales/service representative

My coursework has not only given me knowledge that is required for my degree, but it has also taught me how to be a problem solver and life-long learner.

The faculty here at SUNY Oswego has provided me, not only with the tools and resources I need to graduate, but have also acted as mentors to me as I continue my journey here on campus.

Program Resources

Field Placements

Are an integral part of our teacher education programs. It is a time for candidates to participate in a breadth and depth of hands-on school and community-based experiences.

Join the Oswego Technology Education Association Club

OTEA meets weekly and provides students with opportunities to practice and apply their knowledge of technology as well as their teaching and leadership skills through professional experiences.

Accredited program

Our Technology Department is one of the few accredited by the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education.

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