Technology & Engineering Education - Teaching

Technology & Engineering Education - Teaching

The technology and engineering education program at the University of Northern Iowa is the largest program of its type in the state, preparing students to become industrial technology teachers, and providing them with a teaching license and the industrial technology certification.


The curriculum includes instruction in construction, graphic communications, manufacturing, power and energy, transportation and engineering. Students also learn to effectively plan curriculum, apply suitable teaching strategies and methods, and manage both traditional and contemporary instructional laboratories. 


Through the program, our students experience problem solving through design, innovation and practical applications, all needed for working and living in our technological world. In addition, the growing emphasis of STEM-based learning in public schools, coupled with a critical shortage of educators around the nation, make graduates of this program highly sought after.


Graduates of the technology and engineering education program are eligible for Iowa teacher licensure and certification in Technology Education. 


With excellent faculty, three different field experiences, and a full semester of student teaching, graduates are well prepared for starting their professional careers. Secondary school administrators and teachers from around Iowa and surrounding states consistently request graduates of UNI’s technology and engineering education program.

Manufacturing Technology, Graphic Technologies, Construction Management and Technology Management accredited by Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)


  • More than 400 A.A.S. degrees from Iowa community colleges articulated into departmental majors

  • Students may transfer career and technical credits into programs

  • Work directly with a UNI advisor to assist in creating a transfer plan

  • Maximum 65 semester hours of liberal arts and/or career and technical credits

  • Advantageous to transfer an A.S. degree

  • Bachelor of Arts in technology management available online for students possessing an A.A.S. degree


  • Each program has designated lab

  • Lab experiences integrated into major coursework

  • Broad-based application oriented engineering/production

  • Real-world experiences result in careers in high demand fields

  • Awarded from department and majors

  • Opportunities for entering students and currently enrolled students

  • More than 20 departmental and/or major scholarships

  • More than $150,000 awarded annually to departmental students

  • Supplement classroom learning experiences

  • Attend National Conferences/Competitions such as National Robotics and Construction Management programs

  • Transition from student chapter to professional organization membership

  • Network with industry professionals


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed




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Chris Shaw, Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 319-273-3258

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