Recruiting the Next Generation of Technology & Engineering Educators
Technology and Engineering Teaching is a great career!
Teaching is rewarding:
- Teachers make a difference in the lives of their students. A good teacher can positively influence hundreds or even thousands of students in his/her lifetime. Think about the teachers who had an impact on you and imagine how you can inspire others!
- Teacher’s salaries are competitive. According to the National Education Association in 2012 the average Pennsylvania teacher salary was $61,943 per year. The average starting salary for Technology & Engineering Teacher graduates in 2008 was $37,000.
Teaching provides many opportunities:
- Job prospects for Technology & Engineering Education teachers are exceptional, with more positions available than there are graduates to fill them.
- Technology & engineering teachers work in a creative and dynamic learning environment. These teachers typically have abundant opportunities to learn and explore new tools, machines, and other technologies as they prepare for their classes and work with students.
Get information about schools where you can become a Technology & Engineering Teacher.
Pennsylvania has two great schools where you can become a Technology & Engineering Teacher — California University and Millersville University. Both of these programs:
- Prepare you for K-12 technology education teaching certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Many states have reciprocity with Pennsylvania, which generally enables graduates to apply for certification there once they have the Pennsylvania certification.
- Develop your knowledge and skills in technical areas such as computer-aided drafting and design, graphic communication, manufacturing, construction, electronics, automation/robotics, and many more.
- Learn to integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts within the technology education curriculum.
Pennsylvania is a member state of the ITEEA's EbD Network. Schools across PA have free access to Engineering byDesign™ products. If you are interested in accessing it please contact Curtis Funkhouser, Curriculum & Instruction Consultant for STEM at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 for details on how to access the materials!
We are delighted to invite you to the 2017 TEEAP STEM Conference. Please consider being a part of this outstanding event as a presenter, exhibitor, or just take part by attending — be a part of the STEM movement! You can visit our Conference page by clicking HERE to learn a little about the conference and some ways to get involved in our 2017 conference!
The ITEEA's 79th Annual Conference will be held In Dallas, Texas! This year's theme will be "Engaging and Empowering Decision Makers Through Integrative STEM Education." Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is very much a “buzzword” on today’s educational landscape. Every teacher, school, district, and state has its own version of what STEM means as well as how to help students engage in experiences that will prepare them for the 21st Century. Technology and Engineering is the foundation for making these experiences meaningful through integrative STEM education. STEM implementation embodies the spirit of partnerships—working collaboratively to reach common goals.
This conference is an opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our colleagues and best-practice programs. Additionally, it provides professional development and networking opportunities, as well as opportunity to renew old friendships and create new friendships. For more information, click here.