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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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Technology Education, B.S.

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         Technology Education, B.S.: 4-year sequence  


Technology Education is a Bachelor of Science degree program consisting of general, professional and technical course work that leads to teaching certification in all 50 states. Although the program is designed to lead to an education degree, graduates have also found challenging career opportunities in fields related to communication, construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Courses taken provide students with hands-on experiences using computers, robots, electronics, and more conventional equipment used in processing materials, transportation, construction, and processing information. Course work is enriched by involvement with professional organizations and professional activities.

The program is also offered with a distance option for geographically-bound students seeking Career and Technical Education certification.

Note: This program is designed to meet the requirements for licensure in the State of Wisconsin. If you reside outside of Wisconsin, please note that UW-Stout cannot confirm whether this program (or course) meets requirements for professional licensure in your state. Students from other states will need to contact their state regarding licensure requirements.  See the following website for additional information. 

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Major Studies 80 credits  

A minimum of 120 credits and a 2.75 GPA are required for graduation.

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete 6 credits of global perspective (GLP) approved courses, including GLP-approved instructor-led study abroad courses, or complete a program of university-approved work or university-approved study abroad not led by UW-Stout instructors.

General Education (40 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (11 credits)

Higher Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences course levels accepted. Please consult with advisor.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, and philosophy.​

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Remaining course must be from areas of anthropology, economics, geography, political science or sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3-4 credits)

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Selectives (1 credits)

Courses/credits may be selected from any General Education category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

Major Studies - On Campus (80 credits)

Technical Electives (14 credits)

All Technology Education students are required to meet with their adviser to plan their Technical Selectives. The purpose of this requirement is to provide the student with an opportunity to create more depth of understanding and skill within technical areas that are likely to be part of their teaching responsibilities at the secondary level. Technical college transfers need to meet with an advisor to gain approval of technical transfer courses.

Major Studies - Distance Delivery Option (80 credits)

Technical Electives (20 credits)

All students are required to meet with their advisor to plan their technical electives. The purpose of this requirement is to provide the student with an opportunity to create more depth of understanding and skill within technical areas that are likely to be part of their teaching responsibilities. Some courses or sequences of course may provide a student the opportunity to seek certifications by outside accrediting bodies, such as Internet 4.0 and the industry of things.  Associate degrees from a technical college may be used to satisfy technical electives.

Vocational Certification

A student who wishes to become certifiable to teach an advanced level occupational skills course in Wisconsin must complete this degree program, a course in Principles of Career and Technical Education, and a course in Organization and Administration of Cooperative Education Programs. The student must also have a minimum of 2,000 hours of related work experience.

Teacher Education Requirements

Students proceed through a series of three benchmarks as they move toward licensure. Completion of the EdTPA.

Benchmark I: Acceptance into Teacher Education

Teacher education students will begin fulfilling their requirements for Benchmark I as they complete their first 40 credits. Detailed information is online at:

  • Pass one of the following skills tests: Praxis I, ACT, SAT or GRE. Test scores and test completion dates must meet required specifications as detailed on the SOE web page listed above
  • Pass the required teacher background check
  • Earn a grade of at least 2.00 (C) in ENGL 101  or ENGL 102  or ENGL 111  or ENGL 113  
  • Earn a grade of at least 2.00 (C) in COMST 100  
  • Earn a minimum grade of 2.00 (C) in STMED 160  Introduction to Technology and Science Education
  • Complete EDUC 326  Foundations of Education.
  • Satisfactorily complete Benchmark I Review

Benchmark II: Application for Student Teaching

Benchmark II must be completed prior to student teaching. Detailed information is online at:

  • Complete Application for Student Teaching form
  • Maintain a 2.75 grade point average
  • Pass Content Knowledge Exam (Praxis II) or recieve minimum 3.0 GPA on content knowledge
  • Receive clearance through an updated background check
  • Complete a satisfactory tuberculosis (TB) test
  • Receive satisfactory portfolio assessment by faculty
  • Receive satisfactory rating on Benchmark II Student Interview
  • Submit copies of resume to the School of Education prior to student teaching

Benchmark III: Program Completion

Benchmark III must be completed before you can be recommended for licensure. Detailed information is online at:

  • Complete electronic portfolio and receive a basic or higher proficiency level of assessment
  • Complete all program coursework
  • Meet all program-specific requirements
  • Student teach at Middle School or High School.
  • Receive a satisfactory student teaching assessment

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