Technology and Engineering Education - M.S.

Technology and Engineering Education

Master of Science Courses

30 Credits Required - Plan A (Thesis) 
33 Credits Required - Plan B (Project)
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program is primarily designed for professionals in the areas of Technology and Engineering Education (TEE), and Career and Technical Education (CTE) who want to improve their knowledge and skills in such areas as curriculum development, research methods, current educational theory, and evaluation and assessment. The graduate program offers two options: the Plan A option that requires a thesis (30 credits minimum) and the Plan B option that requires a project (33 credits minimum).

All students in the TEE M.S. degree program complete a set of required “professional core” courses (12 credits) and a set of "foundation courses" (Plan A, 6 credits; Plan B, 9 credits). Students will select electives that help them meet their professional career goals. The courses make be completed during a one-month summer program offered on the USU main campus or online during the academic school year. Following this scenario, many students can complete their degree in approximately 2 years. For more information download the TEE M.S. Graduate Information Handbook and TEE M.S. Checklist.  To get a cost estimate for your graduate degree go to the USU Tuition Calculator.

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Required Professional Core Courses Courses (15 credits Plan A, 6 credits Plan B)
Each course is 3 credits and online unless noted.

Course Numbers Course Titles Semester Offered
Spring Even Summer Even Fall Even Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Odd
ASTE 6090 Program Planning (Curriculum Design)     X*  
TEE 6100 Contemporary Issues    X****    
TEE 6150 Evaluation and Assessment X
TEE 6450 Administration and Organization X****

Required Foundation Courses (Plan A, 6 credits, 3 credits must be Thesis credits)

Course Numbers Course Titles Semester Offered
Spring Even Summer Even Fall Even Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Odd


Introduction to Education and Psychological Research (3 credits) X*** X*** X*** X***  X*** X***
EDUC/PSY 6600 Design & Analysis I X X X X X X
ASTE 6970 Plan A: Master's Thesis (3 credits) X X X X X X

Required Foundation Courses (Plan B, 9 credits)

Course Numbers Course Titles Semester Offered
Spring Even Summer Even Fall Even Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Odd

ASTE 6140

Reading &  Applying Research (3 credits) X  
TEE 6910 Experimental Laboratory (3 credits) X X
TEE 6960 Plan B: Master's Thesis (3 credits) X X X X X X

Elective Courses (select 9 credits, each course is 3 credits and taught online unless noted otherwise)

Course Numbers Course Titles Semester Offered
Spring Even Summer Even Fall Even Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Odd
TEE 5910 Intelitek: Online Design Courses  X** X**      
ASTE 6120 Data Analysis X
ASTE 6170 Program Evaluation X*
ASTE 6300 Advanced Teaching Strategies       X  
ASTE 6320 Classroom Management     X    
ASTE 6350 Safety and Risk Management         X*  
ASTE 6380 Mentoring and Supervision          X
ASTE 6900/TEE 6930 Graduate Independent Study (Arranged) X X X X X X
TEE 6910 Experimental Laboratory X
FCSE 6950 Graduate Internship (Arranged) X X X X X X
ASTE 7500 Diffusion of Innovations X          

* Summer courses that are taught in the first 7-week summer session, be sure to check the USU calendar for beginning and end dates.
**Three week courses taught during the noted semester.
*** Requires prerequisite: STAT 2000, STAT 3000, or PSY 3010. If needing to take the prerequisite, PSY 3010 is recommended. Prior to registering for PSY 3010, contact Debra Spielmaker ( to remove the PSY 3010 prerequisite block. It is recommended that you take this course your first semester in the MS program and enroll in EDUC/PSY 6570 your second semester.
**** Face-to-face, 4 weeks.

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 or other University faculty for a minimum total of three members. 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.

Thesis - Proposal to Publication
The TEE MS degree requires a thesis project. Visit the School of Graduate Studies website to view/download either the Master's Plan A or Plan B Proposal Approval and Thesis Format and Styles forms. The Thesis Format and Style link will provide you with the guidelines and templates you need to format your thesis.