Technology Education



Technology Education-Teaching, B.A.


Technology Education-Teaching, B.A.

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Degree programs

Iowa teacher certification

A baccalaureate degree in technology education leads to Iowa teacher certification in industrial technology in grades seven through 12. Certification requires coursework in construction, communication, energy and power, manufacturing, and transportation. This is included in the technology education major.

Minor program

The technology education minor requires completion of 30 semester hours. Students with another education major can complete this minor in order to qualify for a second teaching endorsement in industrial technology. This is also an excellent minor for anyone wishing to do training in industry.


Plan of Study

Discover the courses you'll take as a technology education major in the Plan of Study.


There is a need for technology education teachers nationwide. Students who do well in this program have little trouble finding jobs after graduation. Although not specifically designed for this purpose, the program also provides many of the necessary courses for those who wish to teach at the community college level in a technical field or for those who wish to work as a trainer in industry.

Unique Features: 
  • Only technology education program offered by a public institution in the state of Iowa

  • Several annual competitive scholarships

  • Department of Industrial Technology Advisory Board

  • Technology Education Collegiate Association chapter affiliated with national professional organization, ITEA

  • Dedicated departmental student computer labs

  • Hands-on experiential learning opportunities

  • Classroom experiences in school settings

  • Dedicated faculty who have strong professional relations with educational institutions, school districts, and the potential employers of program graduates

  • Developing contemporary instructional materials

  • Elective lab courses permit development of technical specialty

  • Iowa Department of Education approved program

  • Housed in the Industrial Technology Center, featuring classrooms with state-of-the-art media facilities

  • Specialized laboratories with modern equipment and testing devices

  • Student computing laboratories for instructional and student use

Scholarships & Awards: 

Several full-tuition industrial technology scholarships are available to incoming freshmen on a competitive basis through the College of Natural Sciences Mathematics, Science and Technology Symposium held in the fall semester. Other scholarships are available through endowments and industrial donations to students majoring in Technology Education. One example is the Willis and Hazel Wagner Scholarship.

Students in technology education are eligible for the Iowa Forgivable Loan Program, which is for teaching areas where there are shortages of teachers. Contact the UNI Financial Aid Office about this loan program. 

More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.