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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

College of Education and Professional Studies

B.S. Technology Education

About the Bachelor of Science in Technology Education

Welcome to the technology education program at Central Washington University.  The Technology Education major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree that allows you to teach exploratory Technology Education (STEM) at the junior or senior high level.

Technology refers to the diverse collection of processes and knowledge that people use to extend human abilities and to satisfy human needs and wants. Technological literacy is the ability to use, manage, assess, and understand technology.

Why Study Technology Education at CWU?

Our world is dominated by technology, and global use is only growing. We need teachers to prepare students to use technology effectively and mindfully.

Degree Explanation

This pathway is offered at the Ellensburg, WA campus.  In addition to the University’s General Education requirements and Department of Education requirements, students must complete the following coursework. It should be noted that many courses require prerequisites. It is imperative that each student meets with his or her faculty advisor each quarter prior to registration. Note that there are two degree options available: the Technology Education Broad Area and the Technology Education Major.

This bachelor of science teaching major satisfies the endorsement for Technology Education (5-12).  The technology education program prepares you to teach technology-based courses at the middle school and high school levels. Students selecting this major must also complete CHEM 111, MATH 153, and PHYS 111, as well as the professional education program requirements. This major requires students to also earn a minor in a field commonly taught in public schools.

For information about cost, check out the registrar.


Careers and Outcomes

A degree in technology education can launch your career in a high-demand field.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington State is highly ranked in pay for middle school teachers, with a mean annual wage of $83,460.00. 

Check out stories about our successful alumni and our industrial/technology education image gallery.

Questions? Contact us. 

Scott Calahan
Program Coordinator, Professor

Tech Ed Program Advisory Committee Members

Geoff Anderson - Selah High School, Selah

James Burke - Tyee Middle School, Bellevue

Matt Clegg - Community and User Advocacy manager for SOLIDWORKS

Jarred Foss - Lincoln High School, Tacoma

Brendan King - Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla

Doug Merrill - Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee

Roger Rich - Program Supervisor Skilled & Technical Sciences, OSPI

Ross Short - CTE Director Stanwood School District

James Sullivan-  Brier Terrace Middle School, Edmonds

Jedediah Watters - West Valley Director of Innovation, West Valley (Yakima)

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