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.