Tech Ed

Program Coordinator:
Professor Charles McLaughlin

If you are interested in teaching technology education in secondary school, Rhode Island College provides the highest level of teacher preparation. You will engage in a rich course sequence of 10 technical classes and train on cutting-edge equipment, including CNC milling, 3D printing, laser cutting and etching, robotics and a precision measurement arm. You will also learn to use design software such as Computer Aided Design. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for full certification to teach technology education in grades 9-12 in Rhode Island.

The Technology Education program offers a concentration in teaching and a concentration in applied technology. The applied technology concentration does not lead to teaching certification, but it will prepare students to make informed career choices in technical fields.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Admission to any undergraduate teacher certification program requires:

  1. Rhode Island College admission.
  2. Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission.
  3. Completion of program-specific requirements (dependent upon your chosen program).

Course Information

Click below for information on course requirements, course descriptions and the Academic Rhode Map, which lists all the courses you will need to complete this program and graduate in a timely fashion.

Course Requirements for Concentration in Teaching B.A.

Course Requirements for Concentration in Applied Technology B.A.

Course Descriptions

Academic Rhode Map Technology Education, Concentration in Teaching

Academic Rhode Map Technology Education, Concentration in Applied Technology

Minor in Educational Studies

Declaring a minor allows you to explore other areas of interest and make interdisciplinary connections. Minor areas at RIC complement and reinforce all major areas of study. By declaring a minor, you can set yourself apart as a candidate for job, internship and volunteer opportunities. Click below for information on the minor in educational studies.

Minor in Educational Studies