B.S. Technology Education

Are you interested in teaching others about technology?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
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Delivery On Campus or Online

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Technology Education degree provides teaching certification in technology education. With the continued growth of STEM careers, graduates with this degree are in high demand as teachers and leaders. Program graduates commonly instruct at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels, but may also choose to take their versatile competencies into business and industry.

Program Highlights

  • Learn in a hands-on environment
  • Gain experience instructing K-12 classrooms

In addition to preparing you to teach a variety of topics about technology in junior and senior high school settings, the Technology Education program also provides a rich background in training and technology that can be applied to careers in business and industry. Combining general and professional teacher education courses with the study of concepts and skills native to timeless, as well as cutting edge technologies, is a distinguishing feature of this program.


100% of Our Graduates are Employed or Continuing Education

Our Technology Education program students represent a very diverse population: students who have recently left the military, students who are also pursuing athletic interests, non-traditional students who are exploring a career change, as well as new freshmen who have just finished their high school education. Whatever experiences you have had, there are students at Stout and in Technology Education who have a similar background.

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Zoo Moua was looking forward to getting into the classroom and putting his new teaching degree to work when he graduated in May of 2018.
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Technology Education Degree Distance Delivery Option

UW-Stout has developed a distance education option to meet the needs of place-bound individuals seeking certification and a degree in Technology Education. 

Teacher education courses are delivered online:

  • Philosophy
  • Principles
  • Methods of instruction
  • Course construction
  • Evaluation
  • Class/lab management

Technical courses in the major/discipline area can be taken at UW-Stout or your closest technical college. 

Required general education courses can be taken online through UW-Stout or another accredited college or university.

The courses can be completed in three years. Upon completion, you will be awarded a Technology Education degree from UW-Stout.

This program is designed for:

  • Individuals who desire to teach but have difficulty relocating to UW-Stout to earn a degree
  • People who have been hired under an emergency license
  • Teachers seeking additional licenses.

Advisement will be provided by UW-Stout program directors with the added bonus of a student services specialist.

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's online degree customized instruction (CI) tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • $334 per undergraduate creditcustomized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

Note: This program is designed to meet the requirements for licensure in the State of Wisconsin. Students from other states will need to contact their state regarding licensure requirements.  



To apply for the on-campus or online Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education, you need to apply to UW-Stout.

Financial Aid

Students who are attending another institution, but are planning to receive their degree from UW-Stout, may be eligible to receive aid from UW‐Stout. In these cases, UW‐Stout is considered the Home Institution and the other campus is considered the Visiting Institution.

Transfer Students

Note: When filling out the application form, be sure to make a note in the student comment section that you intend to apply to the "online program." 

Preparing for Technology Education

If you are considering the Technology Education program, be sure to develop skills in writing, math and science. It is also helpful to have some technical background in the areas of materials, energy and power, and communication.  An understanding of computer applications is a plus.

Starting Out

In your first year as a Technology Education student, you’ll balance general education, professional education and technical laboratory opportunities.  General education courses include English composition, speech, psychology, sociology and math. You’ll also take an orientation course in the professional studies sequence to help you plan your program. Although you will be assigned a faculty adviser for assistance with program planning, additional help is available from the Advisement and Career Center, the Counseling Center, and Career Services.

A technical college transfer option is available for students enrolling in the technology education program who have completed a diploma or associate degree in a relevant technical field (e.g., automotive technology, electronics, technology, tool and die, and the like).

As You Progress

Your schedule will continue to include liberal studies as you advance, but more emphasis is placed on technical and professional courses. Through technical laboratory coursework, you will gain the versatility in content and skills you need to teach in public schools. In fact, you will also participate in several student teaching opportunities.

Admission Requirements

New Freshmen

  • There are no additional requirements for new freshmen.

Transfer Students

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher from the last institution attended.

Students who meet this requirement will be admitted to the university in their chosen Education major. Subsequent acceptance into a teacher education major and enrollment in professional education coursework will require successful completion of Benchmark I requirements. Additional information can be found at the School of Education website.

Students whose cumulative GPA is lower than the 2.75 will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis for admission consideration.

Career Opportunities

Most of our graduates find jobs teaching industry and technology based subjects at the junior or senior high school level. Some graduates who have industrial experience are hired as instructors in various vocational/technical school programs. Because of the technical expertise of our graduates, others find employment in business and industry. 

Stout Graduates at Work

  • Junior/senior high schools in:

    • Wisconsin Rapids, Park Falls, Oakfield and Racine, Wis.
    • Woodstock and Addison, Ill.
    • Frederick, Md.
    • Springfield, Minn.
  • Manufacturing engineer
    Metalist Industries

  • Production control supervisor
    Semling-Menke Co.

  • Technical service representative
    Chevrolet Motor Division

  • Product development
    Guzman Corp.

  • Graphic arts management
    Weston Engraving Co.

  • Technical trainer
    Allen Bradley

TE Advisory Board

2018 TE Advisory Board

Jeff  Ballentine Tech Ed Teacher Altoona Altoona School District
Barb  Bauer Program Director  
Craig  Cegielski Technology Education Teacher Eleva/Strum Schools
Kevin  Dietsche STEM college instructor UW-Stout 
Jim Dotta Member of Education foundation  
Nick Gilles Principal and former tech ed teacher Clear Lake High School
Paul  Girolamo CVTC Eau Claire WI
Jerome  Johnson Instructor CSTEM/Engineering and Technology
Brent  Kindred Consultant WI Department of Public Instruction
Kevin  Mason   CEHHS/SOE
Bob  Morehead Tech Ed Teacher Chetek Weyerhouser Chetek
Ryan  Sterry Tech Ed Instructor Menomonie
Anna Stramschour UW-Stout Student  
Jeff  Sullivan Dean at CVTC Eau Claire WI
Josh Zalewski Tech Ed Instructor Fab Lab Merrill  

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