PostedFriday, October 23, 2015 at 7:46 PM
Engineering focused Integrative-STEM Education at The College of New Jersey with pre-service programs for K-5(8) and secondary education and graduate education programs
The Department of Technological Studies, located within the School of engineering, offers both graduate and undergraduate engineering education focused integrative-STEM (i-STEM) teacher preparation programs.
K-5(8) Integrative-STEM: Started in 1998, this K-5(8) pre-service education program is likely the first i-STEM education program in the country. Program is offered with five education major options: (i) Elementary Education, (ii) Early Childhood, (iii) Special Ed., (iv) Deaf & Hard of Hearing and (v) Urban Ed. Program requires Science, Math and Technology/Engineering content, i-STEM methods and a Specialization (Tech./Eng, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics). Most i-STEM majors complete Middle School endorsements in math and science. Students choosing the Tech./ Eng. Specialization often complete a secondary endorsement in Technology Education. This program is often one of the largest education majors on campus.
Secondary Technology Education: This secondary pre-service program prepares students to become highly qualified Technology & Engineering educators. Compared to most programs in the country this program requires substantial levels of mathematics (calculus), Science (calculus-based physics) and engineering content useful for the middle school and high school classroom. Course topics include: Structures and Mechanisms, Mechanical Systems, CAD Design, Biotechnology, Engineering Math, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Controls & Robotics, Architecture, Materials lab, Creative Design, Facilities Design and i-STEM methods.
Graduate Programs: The department supports an M.A.T. program in Technology Education for career-changers. Additionally, a new i-STEM Masters of Education, designed...
Graduate Programs: The department supports an M.A.T. program in Technology Education for career-changers. Additionally, a new i-STEM Masters of Education, designed specifically for in-service teachers, is currently in a program approval process, with classes expected to start in 2016.