Major Courses, Curriculum & Degree Checklists
for Technology Education

Technology Education at the University of Georgia is a program emphasis for students who are preparing to become teachers of Technology Education within grades K-12, with primary emphasis on the upper grades. Preparation in this area is administered by the Department of Workforce Education, Leadership, and Social Foundations in the College of Education.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelors of Science in Career and Technical Education
BSED Degree Sheet

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts for Teachers Degree (M.A.T.)
M.A.T Degree Sheet

Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.)
M.Ed. Degree Sheet

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Online M.Ed. Degree Sheet

Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S.)
Ed.S. Degree Sheet

Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D)
Ed.D. Degree Sheet

Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D)
Ph.D. Degree Sheet

What courses do students in technology education take?

WFED 2450 Practicum in Workforce Education I - 2 hrs.
Initial supervised field experiences related to teaching individuals in programs of workforce education. Familiarization with all facets of school operations including observation of teachers, trainers, counselors, librarians, supervisors, principals and students.

WFED 3010 Introduction to Workforce Education - 3 hrs.
Introduction to teaching in an Workforce Education discipline with emphasis on programs which prepare individuals for the workforce. Review of historical and philosophic foundations, adaptation to change, and controlling the future of technological growth.

WFED 3450 Practicum in Workforce Education II - 2 hrs.
Supervised field experience related to teaching individuals in programs of workforce education. Observations will be conducted at elementary, middle, high schools and training facilities.

WFED 4000 / 6000 Directed Readings in Workforce Education - 1-6 hrs.
Individual research in a Workforce Education discipline under the direction of a faculty member.

WFED 4010 Student Assessment in Programs of Workforce Education - 2 hrs.
Planning and implementing traditional and authentic assessment strategies, methods, and techniques to assess student learning and development in programs of Workforce Education.

EBUS 4020 / 6020 Computer Concepts and Operating Systems - 3 hrs.
Computer hardware and software; fundamental operating procedures; data organization and representation; current trends in workforce uses of computer technology. Emphasis on Instructional approaches for teaching microcomputer operating systems in Workforce Education. Includes MS-DOS, Windows, and Macintosh.

WFED 4100 Principles and Practices of Career Education - 3 hrs.
Role of career education in elementary, middle, and secondary school; major theories of career development; use of standardized assessment, career information resources, and curriculum materials; special issues and trends influencing work and careers.

EDIT 4170 / 6170 Instructional Design - 3 hrs.
Application of systematic procedures for designing, developing, and evaluating and revising instruction to meet identified goals and objectives.

EDIT 4500 / 6500 Educational Television Production - 3 hrs.
Design and production of instructional videotapes. Emphasis is on portable television equipment suitable for school or small business applications. Includes laboratory practice with multi-camera production techniques and electronic editing.

ETES 5010 / 7010 Technology and Society - 3 hrs.
Impacts of technology on our society and culture as well as futures related to technology, including the investigation of positive and negative aspects of various types of technology.

ETES 5020 / 7020 Communication Systems - 3 hrs.
Concepts and technology to inform and persuade as applied in the solution of communication problems in business and industry. Special emphasis is placed on microcomputer design, continuous tone photography, computer-based instruction, and electronic presentation systems.

ETES 5025 / 7025 Technical Design Graphics - 3 hrs.
Conventional and computer assisted drawing and design software practices for graphic representation of three-dimensional shape and size. Emphasis on instructional approaches for teaching graphic communication in Workforce Education.

ETES 5030 / 7030 Manufacturing Systems - 3 hrs.
Manufacturing through design, planning, and development of a manufactured product employing activities that center on materials processing. The free enterprise approach is studied as a mechanism for producing a manufactured product.

ETES 5040 / 7040 Construction Systems - 3 hrs.
Construction practices used to produce structures in residential and commercial buildings. Special emphasis placed on laboratory based techniques employing safe use of tools, equipment, and materials.

ETES 5060 / 7060 Energy Systems - 3 hrs.
Energy systems, including their present and future applications, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the technical, economic, and environmental aspects of each system. Alternative energy systems will be addressed: wind, water, solar, photovoltaic, energy conservation and bio-fuels will be the primary focus. Laboratory modules include: electrical production systems, internal combustion power plants, and appropriate technology in power production.

ETES 5070 / 7070 Research and Experimentation in Technological Studies - 3 hrs.
Studies undertaken by individual students and/or small groups of students to pursue new knowledge or to solve a technological problem. Experiences would range from research, experimentation, design and development of prototypes or working models.

ETES 5090 / 7090 Principles of Technology - 3 hrs.
Technological literacy acquired through applied physics concepts and laws, special emphasis placed on teaching technical principles, combined with practical illustration.

ETES 5100 / 7100 Appropriate Technological Development - 3 hrs.
Research and development of self-help technologies used to sustain appropriate levels of technological growth. Field projects, programs, and consultancies testing and demonstrating applications of relevant and efficient technological solutions to problems.

ETES 5110 / 7110 Applications of Engineering in Technological Studies - 3 hrs.
Systematic approach to solving technological problems using engineering design processes. Establishment of engineering design principles to guide, collect data, and evaluate the design process. Focus on creativity, resourcefulness, and the ability to visualize and think abstractly.

ETES 5140 / 7140 Laboratory Planning, Management, and Safety - 3 hrs.
Planning and managing laboratories including the development of a safety program and selection of equipment, tools, and supplies.

What graduate courses are available for technology education?

EDIT 6150 Introduction to Computer-Based Education - 3 hrs.
Introduction to practical computer-based applications using a variety of computers and operating systems. A general overview of computer-based education in the areas of instruction, management, testing, and word processing.

ESCI 6200 Science, Technology, and Society - 3 hrs.
The role of society in science and technology. Emphasis is placed on incorporating science, technology and society (STS) related goals and activities in the K-12 curriculum. A special emphasis is placed on STS issues in the state of Georgia through field trips and readings.

PHIL 6250 Technology and Values - 3 hrs.
A study of technology in its broadest human context, with emphasis on the mutual influence between means and ends and the impact of technology on shaping the beliefs and attitudes of a civilization. Includes alternative assessments of technology and illustrates with specific crucial issues of our time.

ETES 7080 Critical Issues in Technological Studies - 3 hrs.
Identify and research current problems and issues, assess contemporary trends, determine appropriate strategies for initiating change, and develop material needed to implement changes in Technology Education.

WFED 7650 Applied Project in Workforce Education - 3 hrs.
Topic or problem in technological studies significantly related to the student's professional responsibility.


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