Technology Teacher Preparation in Pre-Engineering Education
Faculty: Dr. George E. Rogers
Relevant IT Courses:
- IT 272, Foundations of Technology Education
- IT 275
- IT 471, Managing the Technology Education Laboratory
- IT 581B
Purdue University’s technology education program is the national model for preparation of technology education teachers focused on pre-engineering education. Purdue University was the first teacher preparation institution in the nation to provide this pre-engineering education to its undergraduate students. Purdue’s program integrates the pre-engineering requirements of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) throughout the curriculum. This provides Purdue University’s technology education graduates with the competencies to teach the PLTW courses of Gateway to Technology, Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Engineering Design and Development.