Engineering Technology Education
Engineering Technology Education programs provide students literacy in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Students study, design, research, construct, and test structures, materials, and techniques commonly used in today's highly advanced STEM industry applications. Instruction is centered around four curriculum areas that study the engineering design model and its associated technological processes. These areas comprise the umbrella of knowledge needed to function in a technological world that includes the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics and other academic disciplines. Students develop critical thinking, problem solving & teamwork abilities at increased levels of complexity.
Engineering Technology Education Program Transition - October 2011
The above document shows a graphic representation of the Engineering Technology Education Programs' curriculum transition. As of November 2011, 90% of the ETE programs had implemented an approved Introductory course for their Program of Study. Of the 63 funded programs, 53 programs or 84% of the programs have determined their curriculum choice for their transition moving forward. Program transiton training on the new curriculum choices was held for the second year in a row during the 2011 PTE Summer Conference in Boise. Over 40 ETE teachers took part in separate workshops designed to assist in their program transition. Similar training was held at the University of Idaho during the Professionals in Education (PIE) Conference in October and will again be offered at the 2012 PTE Summer Conference. The curriculum transition process is expected to be complete by the end of the 2014-15 school year.