Technology Education

Other Information

Graduate Catalog: Technology Education

  • Admission requirements
  • Program details
  • Course descriptions

Application Deadlines

Department: Environmental and Technological Studies

Program Location

The program is offered both on-campus and partially online through low-residency options to accommodate for full-time and part-time students as well as working professionals. For more information on our online offered programs, please visit The Center For Continuing Studies

Program Overview

Fully available online or on-campus the graduate program in technology education provides students with a sound philosophy and contemporary teaching strategies for the teaching of technology. The program prepares a student for a profession in teaching environmental courses and technology instruction at the 7-12 level, and technical college level. Technology instruction can range from courses in woods, metals, CAD design and much more. The program also is designed to allow students to obtain the necessary skills to conduct both basic and applied research related to social, cultural, environmental, or technical concerns involving the implementation of technology. This program in itself will not provide licensure for secondary school technology education teaching.

Accreditation Specific to the Program

  • Technology Specialists of the World Trade Association
  • Educational Association of the Americas
  • International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
  • Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Minnesota Board of Teaching 

Admission Information

  • Undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed. A large emphasis is placed on scholarship within the undergraduate education core and the GPA in the major.
  • An admission or denial letter will usually be sent within two weeks of the interview.

Length of Program - Measured by Semesters

  • Part-time student: five semesters taking six credits per semester.
  • Part-time education track student: seven semesters for those taking six credits per semester.
  • Full-time student: three semesters taking 12 credits per semester.
  • The on-campus and online program are designed for both full-time and part-time students.
  • Most on-campus courses are offered evenings and as summer workshops to accommodate working students.
  • Full-time students in the on-campus program must expect to complete a majority of their course load in evening classes.

Graduate Assistantship Overview

  • One or two graduate assistantship positions are generally sponsored each year, and are available both fall and spring semesters. Hourly wages are paid for summer employment.
  • An ETS graduate assistant will find a challenging assistantship through assisting in undergraduate laboratory sections and providing research assistance to professors.


Currently there is high demand nationally for people who are prepared with master's degrees of this type. They teach or work in a variety of industrial/technological positions in industry, business, or governmental agencies. Many graduates teach technology education at all levels from elementary to post-secondary levels.

TEACH Grant Program

The federal government is sponsoring a TEACH Grant program for up to $4,000 a year for graduate students seeking to become technology educators. To explore this opportunity visit SCSU's Financial Aid Office Web site at: Access additional details from the federal government at:

Online Eligibility

Students wishing to enroll in the online Technology Education program without having to attend on the St. Cloud campus can take courses from almost anywhere in the world. Students from other countries can pursue online programs while in their home country or while in the U.S. on a different visa type than F-1 and J-1. International students in the United States on the F-1 and J-1 visas are not eligible to enroll in online academic programs at SCSU due to the requirements set by the Department of Homeland Security.

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Colleges and University's (MnSCU) Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.