What is the proper degree to get to work as a tech educator in Illinois? Are Illinois schools and Illinois universities on the same page in regards to requirements, needs, and expectations? What program would you suggest is the best in our Illinois universities? When one looks at Illinois’ overall approach, does the word eclectic fit best?
Here is an interesting program from Chicago State University. Based on the description, is this a good program to prepare someone for teaching in Illinois?
The Technology Education program prepares professionals to teach technology related subjects in middle, junior high and high schools. The program qualifies candidates for the Type 09 Illinois High School Certificate in Technology Education for Grades 6-12, and it includes the following specializations:
With additional course work, the program offers opportunities to complete requirements for the following designations:
The Technology Education program is approved by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education’s Council on Technology Teacher Education (NCATE/CTTE) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
What do you think?