Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program in Technology Teacher Education
The post-baccalaureate program in technology teacher education is designed to prepare a person who has a baccalaureate degree and industrial/military related technical experience to be a technology education teacher. Participants who successfully complete this M.S. degree program will qualify to apply for a Virginia teaching license to teach secondary (6-12) technology education.
Prior to entering this program students must hold a baccalaureate degree with a major related to technology/engineering. Students who have completed military schools equating to a minimum of 18 credits in industrial technology areas as evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE Guide) may receive technical credits toward this program. Students must also have completed a rigorous general education program as outlined by the Commonwealth in its Licensure Regulations for Teachers. They must be interviewed and accepted by the graduate program director. Finally students must attain or exceed the minimum score required by Virginia on the PRAXIS I examination. The PRAXIS I exam must be passed prior to admittance into teacher education and taking SEPS 508, Advanced Classroom Issues and Practices.
Students must (1) complete the courses outlined in the academic catalog at time of admittance to the program; and (2) earn a 2.75 cumulative grade point average if licensure is at the undergraduate level and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average if licensure is at the graduate level. A passing score on PRAXIS II (Technology Education) are required before registering for the teacher internship (SEPS 585). Passing PRAXIS II scores must be attached to the teacher internship application. Students completing approved teacher education programs after December 31, 2006 must pass Virginia's Communication and Literacy Assessment to be licensed to teach in Virginia. Completing this licensure program and other departmental requirements will allow the candidate to earn the Master of Science in Occupational and Technical Studies, middle and secondary teaching concentration.
For more information about this M.S. degree program contact:
Dr. Philip A. Reed
Technology Education Program Leader
Education Building 228
Dr. Cindy Tomovic
STEMPS Department Graduate Program Director
Education Building 228