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Master of Education/Master of Science in Industrial Arts/Technology Education

Technology Education Curriculum
Course Descriptions

This graduate study program within the Department of Business and Technology Education leads to a Master of Education or a Master of Science degree in Technology Education.  This program is designed to strengthen the professional development and enhance the competency of individuals interested in working in the field of industrial arts/technology education, specifically construction, manufacturing, transportation and communication technologies and other related industries. The program does not fulfill the course requirements for teacher certification.

To earn a Master of Education or Master of Science degree in Technology  Education, the candidate:

1.    Must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
2.    Must  meet all of the general requirements of both the University and  the College of Education.
3.    Must have earned  a  3.0 GPA  during  the last 60 semester credit hours in the undergraduate program or receive a Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Score of 1000 or better.
4.    Must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) regardless
       of G.P.A.

Curriculum Guide
Technology Education
Required Foundations Courses (nine semester hours)  Sem. Hrs.
EDF 5481 Introduction to Educational Research  3
EDF 5608 Sociological Foundations of Education  3
EDF 5543 Philosophical Foundations of Education  3
ESE 5215 Secondary School Curriculum
Technology Education Core  
EIA 5140 Curriculum Planning in Technology Education  3
EIA 5640 Problems, Trends and Issues in Technology Education*     3
EIA 5800 Philosophy of Industrial /Technology Education  3
EIA 5811 Laboratory Planning for Technology Education  3
EIA 5432 Instructional Methods in Industrial/Technology Education  3
EME 5420 Micro-Computers for School Administration or
EME 5425 Computer Concepts for School Administrators
EVT 5507 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Disadvantaged  2
EVT 5766 Testing and Evaluation in Technology Education
Electives (Select a minimum of three [3] hours)  
EIA 5750 Research in Industrial/Technology Education  3
EVT  5934 Seminar in Industrial/Technology Education  3
OST 5365 Programming for Information Management
EVT 5931 Thesis (Required for Master of Science Degree)
 Total 36

Course Descriptions

EDA 5232 Legal Aspects of Education (3): Issues and problems concerning law and public education; developing competence in legal research; working with questions of fact, value, and policy.
EDG 5991 National Board Certification Awareness and Readiness  (1) Online course with practical approach to preparation for NBC that focuses on certified teachers who are interested in becoming a National Board candidate.   Uses concepts of the five core proposition.  Students are matched with NBPT Mentors to assist them through the process.
EIA 5140 Curriculum Planning in Industrial Arts/Technology Education (3) Curricular organization of industrial arts programs for specific community situations.
EIA 5432 Methods of Teaching Industrial Arts/Technology Education (3) The course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the learning needs of students at the 6-12 school levels and the current trends, curriculum, and methods that are being utilized to develop instruction within industrial arts/technology education.
*EIA 5640 Trends and Issues in Industrial Arts (3) State and federal legislation affecting the field of industrial arts. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.
EIA 5661 Technical Problems (3):
EIA 5669 Special Problems in Industrial Arts (3-5) Experiences designed to meet the technical updating and other specific needs of industrial arts teachers in the existing and new technologies.
EIA 5750 Research in Industrial Arts Education (3) Review and evaluation of published research in industrial arts education. Design and development of surveys.
EIA 5800 Philosophy of Industrial Arts/Technology Education (3) Historical and philosophical basis of industrial arts, including its implications on research and curriculum development.
EIA 5811 Laboratory Planning for Industrial Arts/Technology Education (3) Development of educational specifications for planning and equipping industrial arts facilities at the various grade levels for the public schools.
EIA 5925 Workshop (1-6) Summer workshops designed to meet the specific and changing needs of Florida teachers and the State Department of Education.
EIA 5930 Seminar in Industrial Arts (3) Current issues in industrial arts. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.
EME 5420 Microcomputers for School Administration (3): This course reviews the skills in using computer tools to support school administrative functions. In addition, this course identifies the appropriate computer products for each administrative need and estimates the resources and requirements for implementing various products and applications. Skills in word processing for clerical support, spreadsheets for budgeting, databases for record keeping.
EME 5425 Computer Concepts for School Administrators (3): This course reviews the concepts and skills in computer technology for principals and school district administrators. In addition, an analysis of school computer needs and matching of products and techniques to each need is reviewed and the necessary skills in using computers for clerical support, financial records, and student/personnel record keeping are reviewed.
EVT 5066 Principles and Philosophies of Vocational Education (3) History, philosophy, and development of vocational education. Understanding basic concepts of vocational education and consistent set of beliefs with relation to education for vocational competence.
EVT 5168 Curriculum Construction (3) Analysis of the scope and function of industrial education programs. Emphasis is on the development of plans for curriculum improvement to more effectively meet the needs of secondary school youth.
EVT 5260 Organization and Coordination of Cooperative Vocational Education (3) Cooperative education programs, their origin and purposes, and the duties, activities, and responsibilities of the coordinator.
EVT 5264 Administration of Vocational Education (3-5) Principles of organization, selection of personnel and procedures, direction of instructional and operational phases of vocational and secondary adult education programs within federal, state, and local requirements.
EVT 5265 Supervision and Coordination of Vocational Programs (3) Duties, responsibilities, and factors involved in supervision and coordination of vocational and technical education programs at the secondary, post-secondary, and adult levels.
EVT 5267 Planning and Organization of the Local Vocational Program (3-5) Administrative course covering characteristics and functions of vocational school, as well as groups to be served, provisions, organizations, and necessary planning.
EVT 5507 Instructional Strategies for Teaching the Disadvantaged (3-5) Examination of instructional methods, techniques, materials, and resources for teaching disadvantaged students.
EVT 5561 Vocational Guidance (3) Principles, methods and procedures for organizing and carrying out an effective program of guidance to assist youth and adults in choosing, preparing for, entering and making adjustment in vocational careers.
EVT 5661 Technical Problems (5) Opportunity for individual students to undertake directed advanced study in a technical area. Recent developments and technical reports involved.
EVT 5664 Community Relations Affecting Vocational Education (3) Socio-economic foundations of vocational education and developing and maintaining desirable workable relationships between school and community groups.
EVT 5766 Testing and Evaluation in Industrial Education (3) Significance of tests and measurements in modern program of industrial education. Emphasis is on various types of tests and techniques of testing and evaluating. Elementary statistics involved.
EVT 5820 School Shop Organization and Administration (3-5) Special problems of planning, organizing, and administering school shops, including equipment selection and organization.
EVT 5905 Directed Individual Study (1-5) Enables graduate students to pursue study in field when appropriate courses are not scheduled during a particular semester.
EVT 5906 Problems in Vocational Education (3-5) Conducted as a seminar or on individual study basis, permitting the student to study special problems or projects in his or her particular field. Technical and/or research reports required.
EVT 5934 Seminar in Industrial Education (3) Analytical study of policies, practices, and issues in vocational technical education and industrial arts. Seminar report based on interpreting and applying research findings and procedures to specific problems required.
EVT 5971, 5972 Thesis A, B (1-6) An independent investigation of a problem or project in technology or vocational education.