Technology Education

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 1
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 1
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39

Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
STEM ED 411STEM Curriculum and Methods3
STEM ED 431Design for Engineering3
STEM ED 450Engineering the Future Using Computational Thinking3
TECH 325Technology and Engineering I3
TECH 330Technology and Engineering II3
TECH 356Safety and Management in Technology Education3
TECH 478Technology, Society, and Sustainability3
TECH 491Senior Portfolio1
Directed Electives
Select 18 hours from the following:18
History, Philosophy and Practices of Career and Technical Education 1
Leadership in Career and Technical Student Organizations 1
Inventions and Innovations - Technology Education for Children
Design, Technology and Engineering for Children
Innovation and Engineering Design
Data Collection and Analysis
STEM Curriculum and Methods for Elementary
3D Modeling and Design
Technology Systems
Foundations of Technology
Innovations in Energy and Power Technologies
Computer Science, Programming, and Robotics
Intelligent Machines
Independent Study
Special Topics
Total Credits40

 If you are seeking North Dakota Technology Education licensure, CTE 431 History, Philosophy and Practices of Career and Technical Education and CTE 434 Leadership in Career and Technical Student Organizations are required to CTE Certification by the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education in order to be eligible for state funding in a local program.  If you are not intending on teaching in North Dakota, you may take any combination of 18 credits to complete your electives.  Those seeking a North Dakota license should consider these courses for electives.  

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 40 Hrs
Total Professional Education Sequence 32-33 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Professional Education Sequence

Professional Education Sequence
EDUC 240Educating Exceptional Students3
EDUC 250Introduction to Education3
EDUC 283Understanding Cultural Diversity in Education3
EDUC 300Educational Technology2
EDUC 351Secondary Practicum and Classroom Management1
EDUC 352Culturally Diverse Practicum1
or EDUC 464 Practicum in the ELL Classroom
EDUC 375Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 2
EDUC 400Educational Psychology2
EDUC 450Trends in Assessment and Educational Issues2
EDUC 480Student Teaching (Secondary)10
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology3
Total Credits32

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

First Year
CIS 170 or SE 110 (Gen Ed)3Art and Music (Gen Ed)3Gen Ed or Electives Option
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 (Gen Ed)3 
MATH 104 (Gen Ed)3PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3 
TECH 161 (Gen Ed )4STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective3 
TECH 3253TECH 3303 
 16 15 0
Second Year
COMM 110 (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4Gen Ed or Electives Option
EDUC 2403PSYC 2503 
EDUC 2503EDUC 2833 
STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective 3STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective 3 
STEM ED 4313TECH 3563 
 15 16 0
Third Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2Gen Ed or Electives Option
EDUC 3511EDUC 3002 
EDUC 3521EDUC 4002 
EDUC 3752STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective3 
STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective3STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective (Rec: CTE 434 - If ND Job Seeker)3 
STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective (Rec: CTE 431 - If ND Job Seeker)3STEM ED 4503 
TECH 4783  
 15 15 0
Fourth Year
Literacies (Gen Ed)3EDUC 48010 
Social Science (Gen Ed)3TECH 4911 
EDUC 4502  
STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective3  
STEM ED or TECH Directed Elective3  
STEM ED 4113  
 17 11 
Total Credits 120

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Methodology – Students will develop knowledge necessary for program development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of student learning.
  2. Content – Students will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competence in technological literacy
  3. Application – Students will demonstrate competency in technology education content and apply this knowledge in real world experiences.