Engineering and Technology Education Course, Secondary Education
Become a master of manufacturing education
The Engineering and Technology Education Course in the Secondary Education Major aims to equip future teachers with broad general knowledge in manufacturing, and to cultivate teachers for junior high school technology classes and senior high school technical classes with specialized knowledge and skills, excellent practical teaching and guidance skills, and the ability to cultivate students' creativity and problem-solving capabilities. For this reason, our students take classes in electricity and electronics, information, machines, metal-working, wood-working, agricultural science, and engineering and technology education.
- Individuals who have the fundamental knowledge and skills required to become a teacher of junior high school technology classes or senior high school technical classes, and preferably have taken Mathematics I-A, Mathematics II-B, Physics I, and Physics II.
- Individuals who have a strong desire to become a teacher of junior high school technology classes or senior high school technical classes, and who can maintain the interest in their field.
- Individuals who like making things and are not afraid to fail.
- Individuals who want to convey to children and students the fun of thinking outside the box through making things.
- Individuals who have the ability to maintain a steady interest in and continue exploring matters in technology and engineering.
Educational Goals 1
A systematic understanding is the fastest path to learning various fields of engineering. The curriculum is structured so that students learn the common fundamentals through Industrial Math I/II, Introduction to Engineering, and Basics of Engineering, as well as the fundamentals in each field in Mechanical Engineering I/II, Electrical Engineering I/II, Information Basics I/II, Studies in Wood Working, Studies in Metal Working I/II, and Agricultural Science I/II, and then study topics such as Material Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Computers.
Educational Goals 2
Guidance from accomplished faculty members in small class sizes
There are five full-time faculty members specializing in machines, electricity and electronics, information, wood-working, metal-working, and technology education (some faculty members cover multiple fields). The student/faculty member ratio of the Engineering and Technology Education Course is low, and students can study their major subjects in small classes. Senior thesis supervision is tailored to each student.
Educational Goals 3
Four years of accumulated teaching practicum experience
To acquire practical teaching skills, students accumulate teaching practicum experience over their four years of university study, from an observation-based practicum (compulsory for freshmen) to experiential practicum (elective for sophomores), their basic teaching practicum (compulsory for juniors), and an advanced practicum (elective for seniors). Furthermore, using an electronic portfolio, supervisors conduct periodic interviews with students from the time they enroll in the university until their graduation, and provide support to ensure that they are having a rewarding student experience.
Areas of Study
Engineering (Mechanic, Materials, Electricity, Electronics, and Information), Agriculture (Cultivation, Forestry), Engineering and Technology Education