Get your degree in Technology Education

Interested in teaching?


Black Hills State offers the only Technology Education program in the state of South Dakota.

The Technology Education program at BHSU will prepare students for a career in teaching technology at the middle and high school levels. With more and more advances in the technology field, the demand for Technology Education teachers is on the rise. Technology Education students will receive the same instruction as the other Engineering Technology majors, but they will also be taking courses in education to prepare them for the teaching world.

Required Core - 39 semester hours

•TECH 120 Smart Buildings
•TECH 141 Manufacturing Technology
•TECH 181 Safety Management
•TECH 185 Technology and Our Lives
•TECH 210 Computer Aided Drafting I
•TECH 220 Smart Building Design
•TECH 330 Communications Technology
•TECH 350 Methods of Teaching Technology
•TECH 362 Energy, Power & Transportation
•TECH 381 Construction
•TECH 441 Computer Aided Manufacturing
•TECH 485 Enterprise Systems
•TECH 494 Internship
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Pre-Professional Teaching Core - 18 semester hours

•EDFN 295 Practicum: Pre-Admission Teaching
•EDFN 338 Foundations of American Education
•ESPY 302 Educational Psychology
•ESPY 428 Child & Adolescent Development
•INED 411 South Dakota Indian Studies
•PSYC 101 General Psychology
•SPED 405 Educating Secondary Students with Disabilities

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Professional Secondary Ed Teaching Core - 24 semester hours

•EDFN 365 Computer Based Technology & Learning
•MLED 480 Middle Level Methods
•SEED 408 Plan, Manage & Assess the 7-12 Diverse Classroom
•SEED 450 7-12 Teaching Reading in the Content Area
•SEED 495 Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
•EDFN 475 Human Relations
•SEED 488 7-12 Student Teaching

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Gen Ed Requirements - 40 semester hours

•MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
•Gen Ed - Social Science - 6 semester hours
•Gen Ed- Art & Humanities - 12 semester hours
•Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 8 semester hours
•ENGL 101 - Composition I
•ENGL 201 - Composition II
•SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
or
SPCM 215 - Public Speaking
or
SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate
•WEL 100 - Wellness for Life
•WEL 100L - Wellness Lab

* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, MUS 130, POLS 141/250.

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours. Students are encouraged to pursue a minor, but to be certified to teach, a content praxis exam must be passed in both major & minor areas of study.