Engineering/Technology Teacher Education

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

With this degree option, you will be well prepared to teach engineering technology principles at the middle school and high school levels. You'll learn how to teach your own students the basics of design and communications, construction, power/energy, and transportation technology. Your education will blend practical experiences, technical expertise, and academic rigor into a solid foundation.

You will complete coursework in general education, professional education, and engineering/technology education. One great advantage to the Purdue program is its relationship with Project Lead The Way (PLTW). Our graduates receive a PLTW pre-engineering teaching certificate. With it, you will be qualified to teach PLTW courses as part of Indiana's technology education curriculum.

The Engineering/Technology Teacher Education undergraduate curriculum is based on the Scholar-Practitioner Model, NCATE accreditation standards, Standards for Technological Literacy, Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy, and Indiana Professional Standards Board standards.

Engineering/Technology Teacher Education Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Minimum GPA: 2.5


Contact Information

Dr. Todd R. Kelley
Phone: 765-496-2383


Engineering/technology teacher education teachers teach in public and private middle and high schools.

Related Career Interests

Teaching and Education