Industrial Technology Education major

Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
Major: Industrial Technology Education

This program offers an Accelerated Graduate Degree Program.

This major prepares students to teach industrial technology courses at the middle and high school level. Industrial technology teachers are in high demand in Michigan and across the country.

Students who are interested in teaching at a Career and Technical Center may also complete additional requirements to earn a Career and Technical Education (CTE) endorsement in a related industrial or technical area. The additional requirements include coursework and documentation of 4,000 hours of recent and relevant work experience in the industrial area in which they would like to teach. WMU offers two minors that include the coursework for a CTE endorsement: Drafting and Graphic Arts. Coursework requirements for other CTE endorsement areas may be met through community college courses, WMU courses, and/or with a state or national license. 3,000 of the 4,000 work experience hours will be completed as part of the Industrial Technology Education major. The other 1,000 hours must be wage-earning experience in the specific industrial or technical area and documented on a verification of work experience form. A list of CTE endorsement areas can be found on the Michigan Department of Education website. Please contact your advisor with questions.

To learn about admission to the professional education program and how to apply, visit admission requirements and application.

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