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Technology Education (Career & Technical Education, B.S.)

Technology education is a critical shortage teaching area in Virginia for middle school and high school. Technology education is not just learning about computers or other communications devices such as cell phones. Technology education studies the human designed world and is closely tied to science education which studies the natural environment. The technology education program includes the study of technological systems, processes, and artifacts and most major courses contain laboratory activities to help students understand the tools, materials, and principles associated with medical, agricultural, biological, energy and power, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction technologies.

Technology Education (Career & Technical Education, B.S.)


Description


What is Technology Education at ODU like?

Technology education is a critical shortage teaching area in Virginia for middle school and high school. Technology education is not just learning about computers or other communications devices such as cell phones. Technology education studies the human designed world and is closely tied to science education which studies the natural environment. The technology education program includes the study of technological systems, processes, and artifacts and most major courses contain laboratory activities to help students understand the tools, materials, and principles associated with medical, agricultural, biological, energy and power, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction technologies.

Program Highlights


What makes Technology Education at ODU unique?

  • INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER-ITEEA

  • MILITARY COURSES TRANSFER

  • #4 ON THE CRITICAL SHORTAGE TEACHING LIST IN VA

  • Technology education students enjoy the hands-on nature of this program because in order to learn about technology, students do technological activities.

  • If students have a specialized technical major (AAS degree), these degrees help meet the technical content-general emphasis courses. Campus faculty can assist with all transfer questions.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

$61,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

$97,440

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

$61,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

$107,670

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Technology Education at ODU?

STEM 110T:
Technology and Your World


An overview of the resources and systems of technology. Emphasis is on impacts that technology has on individuals and their careers. Activities explore the evolution of technology, its major systems and their impact on individuals and their careers.

STEM 370T:
Technology and Society


A multidisciplinary course designed to provide insight into the fundamental, historical, and contemporary nature of technology as an area of human knowledge. Attention is given to the positive and negative aspects of technology and how they affect society. |This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C; junior standing or permission of the instructor.

STEM 382:
Industrial Design


Students will analyze and design products representative of today's industrial technological society. Emphasis will be placed upon design methodology, aesthetic value, and design thinking. Prerequisites: junior standing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Technology Education at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Technology Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • A high school GPA of 3.3 is recommended.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

TEACH Grant


Students are eligible for the TEACH since technology education is a critical shortage teaching area.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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PROFESSOR


Name:

Phil Reed PhD


Location:

4121 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4576


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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