Technology and Engineering Education - M.S.

Technology and Engineering Education

Master of Science Courses

30-33 Credits Required
The M.S. degree  in Technology and Engineering Education offers students flexibility in designing their own  program. This degree is designed for teachers of technology education and trade  and technical education. People with related undergraduate degrees are  encouraged to advance their careers through this degree. In addition to completion of the required Professional Core, students are encouraged to take additional supporting courses in other  areas that will help them meet their own professional and career goals. Most courses are available online some are campus-based. Most students in the program take two classes (6 credits) per semester. Students who follow this will be able complete the program in approximately 2 years (6 semesters). To get an cost estimate for your graduate degree go to the USU Tuition Calculator.

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Required Courses (15 credits, each course is 3 credits. To learn more download the Information Handbook or the Plan A & B Program Requirements)

  • ASTE/TEE 6090 - Program Design (Sp odd: online; Su even: 4 weeks, campus)
  • TEE 6100 - Contemporary Issues (Su even: 4 weeks, campus)
  • ASTE/TEE 6150 - Evaluation and Assessment (F odd: online; Su odd: 4 weeks, campus)
  • TEE 6450 - Administration and Organization (Su even: 4 weeks, campus)
  • ASTE 6100/TEE 6750 - Research Methods (ASTE 6100 F odd, TEE 6750 Su even: both face-to-face; Prerequisite: STAT 2000, STAT 3000, SOC 3120, or PSY 3010)

Electives (3-12 credits, each course is 3 credits unless noted otherwise, additional courses related to your research may be approved by your committee)

  • TEE 5910 Inteliteck: Online Teaching Methodology (Course Description, 1 credit: F 2015: August 31 - September 20)
  • TEE 5910 Inteliteck: Online Engage and Management (Course Description,1 credit: F 2015: September 28 - October 18)
  • TEE 5910 Inteliteck: 21st Century Classroom (Course Description,1 credit: F 2015: October 26 - November 15)
  • TEE 5910-001 ST: Designing Quadcopters (1 credit: Su 2015: June 15-19; 11:00 – 4:00; Instructor permission required to enroll)
  • TEE 5910-002 ST: VEX IQ (1 credit: Su 2015: June 22-26; 11:00 – 4:00; Instructor permission required to enroll)
  • TEE 5910-003 ST: Data Acquisition & Control (1 credit: Su 2015: July 6-10; 11:00 – 4:00; Instructor permission required to enroll)
  • ASTE 6120 Data Analysis (Sp 2017: face-to-face; Prerequisite: ASTE 6100, TEE 6750, or STAT 5200)
  • ASTE 6170 Program Evaluation (Su odd: online; Prerequisite: PSY 3010, ASTE 6100, ASTE 6140, TEE 6750, or STAT 5200)
  • TEE 6910 Experimental Laboratory (F even: online; Su 2015: June 15 - July 10, face-to-face)

Research Core- Required (4-12 credits)

  • STAT 5200 - Design of Experiments: 3 credits (Prerequisite: STAT 2000 or STAT 3000)
  • Plan A: TEE 6970 - Research and Thesis: 1-9 credits (F, Sp, Su: online/face-to-face; Complete a research thesis that will be presented and defended to your committee.)
  • Plan B: TEE 6960 - Master's Project: 3-6 Credits (F, Sp, Su: online/face-to-face; Complete a project approved by your committee that will be presented and defended to your committee.)

Establishing a Supervisory Committee
Graduate students must establish a Supervisory Committee during the second semester of their program. Students may choose their major professor (chair) and other committee members (minimum of two) from the CTE graduate faculty. To begin, contact the professor you would like to serve as chair of your committee. If she/he are willing to serve, then together discuss other faculty members who should be asked to serve on the Supervisory Committee. It is the student's responsibility to contact the proposed committee members to make certain they are willing to serve prior to completing the Supervisory Committee Approval Form. The form will require each members signature (collected by the School of Graduate Studies electronically). After your committee has been approved, please meet with your chair to complete the Graduate Student & Advisor Expectations form.

Program of Study
The Program of Study (PoS) constitutes a contract between the student, the committee, and the School of Graduate Studies regarding what courses a student will take for completion of his or her degree program requirements. Complete instructions can be found the School of Graduate Studies website. The Program of Study form is completed in DegreeWorks (a link on your myUSU page) and must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC, Misty Balls,, per the instructions prior to the end of the second semester.

Program Timeline & Expectations
Student may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. The School of Graduate Studies has compiled a checklist with links to forms that will guide you though your graduate program. The TEE MS may be set up as a Plan A or Plan B. Additional questions concerning transfer credits, continuous registration fees, time limits, leave of absence, etc., may be answered under the Graduate General Regulations or under Graduate Degree Requirements in the General Catalog.