Department of Environmental and Technological Studies

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Professional Development

Work Based Learning

We were approved for the Work Based Learning license at the April PELSB Board meeting. 
This program is 3 graduate courses offered online.  Each course is 3 semester graduate credits.
Classes: 
  • ETS595: Fundamentals of WBL - summer session
  • ETS631: Designing student experiences for WBL - fall semester
  • ETS632: Managing WBL settings - spring semester

This license is an endorsement to an existing license and requires a teacher to have a license that covers grades 9-12.

For more information contact Kurt Helgeson: krhelgeson@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-3127

CTE license

  1. Core skills - Includes four courses and is required for all CTE licenses.
    • ETS650 (Spring semesters) - Contemporary Instructional Strategies in Technology Education & CTE
    • ETS673 (Spring semesters) - Foundations of Technology Education
    • ETS690 (Fall semesters) - Lab Safety and Maintenance in CTE and TE
    • ETS694 (Fall semesters) - Philosophy and Practice of CTE and TE
  2.  The courses will be offered online. Two classes will be offered each fall and spring. Classes are eight weeks in length. This is an endorsement to an existing license. It is expected that most portfolio reviews will take place during the summer.
  3. Content area - This will be a portfolio submitted for one of the four trades and industry areas.
    • Guides are listed below for each content area.

Registration for CTE, WBL or Summer Workshops

There are two options for taking courses: 

Here are guidelines (PDFs) for the portfolios - word documents will be available when registered for the portfolio class (1 - 3 credits):

 

There is a grant / loan program for graduate courses but you need to be admitted to the graduate program.  Details are at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach 

Summer Workshop Schedule:

Note: all summer workshops will be distance learning.  Details will be shared by the instructor.  

ETS595: Fundamentals of Work Based Learning (3 credits)

Date: Online – June 1 – August 1

Course Description: The course looks at the fundamentals of work-based learning and how that is different than other content areas in grades k-12. A look at how to design a program to meet student needs. Review of the impacts of legislation and different learning environments to learn about work and learning through work.

Instructor: Kurt Helgeson krhelgeson@stcloudstate.edu

 

ETS 414/514 : Teaching CADD (2 Credit)

Date: June 22-23 Now work will be completed from June 15 to August 1st

Course Description: This course will provide basic Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) knowledge and skills. The focus will be on Autodesk Inventor. Students will learn how to create basic designs, working drawings and assemblies. Integrating CADD into curriculum will part of the course.

Instructor: Chuck Hentges crhentges@stcloudstate.edu

 ETS 690 : Mobile Lab Equipment and Curriculum (3 credits)

Date: June 24-26 Now work will be completed from June 15 to Aug. 1

Course Description:

This course will look at how to use the equipment on the mobile lab. New equipment has been added to the program. Time will also be spend developing and reviewing curriculum that helps to address state and federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics standards.

Instructor: Mark Schroll: mschroll@stcloudstate.edu

 ETS694: Transportation / Energy Teaching and Curriculum Development (3 credits)

Date: July 13 – 15 Now work will be completed from June 15 to Aug. 1

Course Description:

Exploration of transportation/energy as the prime mover of people and products within a society: transportation/energy processes including the storage and power/energy conversion. Curriculum development for students in the transportation and energy area.

Instructor: Chuck Hentges crhentges@stcloudstate.edu

 ETS694: Tours of Transportation / Energy (2 Credit)

Date: July 16-17 Now work will be completed from June 15 to Aug. 1

Course Description: This course will offer students tours of a variety of transportation facilities. Tours and conversations with owners and management of these companies will allow teachers to learn about career options for students. Learning about different transportation careers will allow you as a teacher to bring real world examples into your classroom.

Instructor: Mark Schroll: mschroll@stcloudstate.edu

ETS690: Communications Teaching and Curriculum Development (3 credits)

Date: August 3 – 5 Now work will be completed from June 15 to Aug. 1

Course Description:

Current communications systems to originate, develop, send, receive, store, retrieve, and interpret ideas and knowledge. An exploration of different communications taught in k-12 systems and how they relate to career pathways. Curriculum development for students in the communications area.

Instructor: Chuck Hentges crhentges@stcloudstate.edu

ETS694: Tours of Communications 2 Credit)

Date: August 3-7 Now work will be completed from June 15 to Aug. 1

Course Description: This course will offer students tours of a variety of communications companies. Tours and conversations with owners and management of these companies will allow teachers to learn about career options for students. Learning about different communication careers will allow you as a teacher to bring real world examples into your classroom.

Instructor: Mark Schroll: mschroll@stcloudstate.edu 

Technology Education MS

All of the courses in the CTE license are part of our Technology Education graduate program and count toward the degree if you choose to complete your Master of Science degree.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Kurt Helgeson at krhelgeson@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-3127.