SHARE YOUR PASSION
Our technology education program will turn you into one of the coolest teachers in school! You’ll be the tech-savvy teacher who can mastermind your own video games and build and command robots.
Our program emphasizes hands-on learning. You’ll spend a lot of time designing, experimenting and fabricating in the lab. You’ll also tackle projects for real clients. You’ll delve into coursework on computers, manufacturing technology, construction, science and math. In addition, you’ll take education courses and spend time observing and teaching in local classrooms. You’ll learn about adolescent development, curriculum, classroom strategies, methods of teaching and more. You’ll graduate ready to be licensed to teach technology, grades four through 12, in the state of Ohio.
Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. Our technology education majors observe and teach in rural, suburban and urban school districts. They assist professors with research, participate in national competitions and attend regional conferences. They study abroad and lead student organizations.
From the time you arrive on campus until you graduate, you’ll be guided by a faculty advisor. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your classmates. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, research, student teaching and career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success and open doors for you.
It takes a special blend of knowledge, passion and skill to teach. Rest assured; when you graduate from ONU, you’ll be thoroughly prepared to make a difference in the lives of young people!
BE A CHAMP!
We rock when it comes to competitions. Each year, our student teams compete against top-notch schools from across the country – and we come out on top! One year, for example, the ONU team built an automated ice cream sundae machine for the National Robotics Challenge. The students served more than 1,000 sundaes and won top prize! In 19 of the last 20 years, our teams have won at least one gold award at this prestigious robotics competitions – the oldest in the U.S.
Imagine working with some of the world’s best-designed robots. The ONU Robotics Center of Excellence is equipped with seven KUKA KR3 robots with controllers and software. The world’s top manufacturing companies use these German-manufactured robots.
The Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship and Kain Scholarship are available for qualified students majoring in Technology Education up to $ 6,500/yr.
LEVI BROWN BS WITH A MAJOR IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ’13
“There is something special about teaching students to think outside the box and inspiring them to become lifelong learners. Technology education allows you to be more than a teacher; it allows you to change perceptions about technology for life.”
Levi Brown always looked forward to his technology classes in high school. Because he wanted to be a teacher and make a difference, the technology education program at ONU was the perfect fit. At ONU, Levi played football and club lacrosse. He was involved with an undergraduate research team that presented at the national conference for the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). He also was involved in other professional clubs and honorary societies. Today, he teaches industrial technology and engineering courses at Riverdale High School in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. In his classes, students design, prototype and build fun and interesting products using the latest technology such as a 3-D printer and laser engraver. “I enjoy everything about my career! My job is not a job; it’s an adventure. There is not a day that I don’t enjoy coming to work.”
OUTCOMES AND COURSES
- ONU is the only private university to have programs accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
- The ONU Center for Teacher Education program is recognized by Ohio’s Department of Education as an approved teacher preparation program, which means that ONU graduates meet requirements for licensure in technology, grades four through 12.
- 100 percent of technology education teacher candidates who graduated within the last five years have passed their Praxis II (area content) exams.
- In the last five years, 100 percent of our graduates were either employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BS in technology education. This includes general education, technological studies and education courses.
Here are some of the classes you’ll take as a technology education major:
- Materials Science
- Materials and Processes
- Fluid and Mechanical Systems
- Applied Controls
- Product Manufacturing
- Construction Materials and Methods
- Construction Design
- Computer Networking
- Web Design
- Teaching Methods
WHERE COULD YOU END UP?
- Middle school TechEd/STEM teacher
- Technology and engineering ed teacher
- College professor
- Adult education teacher
- Business owner
- Construction management positions
- Related occupations: high school principal, guidance counselor, superintendent
Check out where some of our recent technology education graduates have ended up: London City Schools, London, OH, Riverdale Local Schools, OH, Versailles Exempted Village Schools, Versailles, OH, Parma City Schools, Parma, OH, Heskett Construction, Chillicothe, OH, Crooksville Exempted Village Schools, Crooksville, OH, LaBrae Local School District, Leavittsburg, OH.