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This program is Closed to new students. Information and curriculum on this site applies to existing majors only.

Benefits of Program

Vocatioinal Technical Minor
Vocational Endorsement

Project Lead the Way

Program Description

Graduates of the Technology Education (TEDU) program can expect to receive multiple job offers with the Michigan Department of Education K-12 Technology and Design Education Provisional Certificate that program graduates are qualified to receive. Teachers of Technology Education are certified to teach exciting and rewarding technology content in grades K-12. This program and certification requires an accompanying teachable minor. A vocational minor is recommended for those students who have courses and work experience in a specific occupational field. Examples of Technology Education areas of study include: the impacts of current and emerging technologies employed in communication, transportation, power/energy, manufacturing, bio-technology, construction, robotics, green technologies, simulation, engineering, and lean systems.

Benefits of Program

Recent studies have shown that there is a critical shortage of teachers in Michigan and throughout the United States in the technology education area. Graduates of the Technology and Design Education major can expect to receive multiple job offers. Starting salaries often are competitive with the private sector. Other benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Work with youth
  • TECA Club Opportunities
  • International Conferences
  • Robotics Competitions
  • New and emerging technologies

Vocatioinal Technical Minor

The Vocational Technical (VT) Minor is available for all EMU students in a secondary teacher preparation program. Students who have courses and work experience in an occupational field should consider obtaining the VT minor. This minor requires each student complete, in addition to 15 credit hours of the Technology Education program, BMMT 200 and BMMT 363, and demonstrate that they have worked for at least 2 years or 4,000 hours in an occupational area in the following approved list:

Occupation Code



Automobile Technician


Construction Trades


Drafting & Design Technology


Electrical/Electronic Equipment Installation & Repair General


Graphics/Visual Communications


Machine Tool Operation/Machine Shop


Radio & TV Broadcasting Technology

Vocational Endorsement

Students may also qualify for a vocational endorsement (Interim Occupational Certificate). Many vocational education areas are in high demand, and provide increased salary incentives. If interested, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Phillip L. Cardon via e-mail at, or via phone at (734) 487-1161.

Project Lead the Way

The Technology Education (TEDU) program and its faculty members are linked with the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) national program curriculum. Eastern Michigan University's PLTW program provides training for teachers in PLTW-affiliated school districts. Students at certified PLTW high schools may take PLTW course placement tests for university credit. Following are the PLTW courses that may be articulated by successful high school students for credit in the Technology and Design Education teacher certification program at EMU:

PLTW Course

TEDU Program Equivalent

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

INDT 121 Graphic Communication

Principles of Engineering (POE)

TEDU 118 Energy & Transportation Technology

Digital Electronics (DE)

ELEC 200 Circuit Analysis

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

MFG 123 Manufacturing Processes & Methods

Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA)

CNST 201 Construction Systems


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College of Technology 2014