Have You Considered Being A Shop Teacher

February 1, 2016

Where do you want to be in five years? In 10? Do you see yourself in a management or leadership position? A bachelor’s degree in applied technology offers more career flexibility than a two-year degree. It provides the professional skills, life skills and hands-on experience that employers seek. Teachers understand technology as well as how students learn. That’s why schools throughout the region are in such dire need of industrial technology teachers. As a Technology Education student, you’ll learn to teach broad-based courses. You’ll also develop the skills to teach in a specialized career and technology education program. Small class sizes mean you get to work closely with students and faculty. They encourage one-on-one attention and a safer working environment, especially in the labs. Applied technology departments work closely with business and industry leaders to ensure the students will be exposed to: Up-to-date CAD/CAM software, Industry quality robotics, and top of the line CNC technology, and Laser equipment. Collaborations with two-year schools, corporate partnerships, and partnerships with the military enhance the educational opportunities available to your students. As industries expand and change, the curriculum is updated to meet industry standards. Imagine graduating with a semester of work experience, confident and ready to start your career. Students working toward a degree in Industrial Technology do just that. At the end of the program, you’ll complete a semester-long paid internship (12 credit hours) in your area of specialization, or you will be ready to student teach and take on a program of your own. As graduation draws near, consider a career in teaching Industrial Technology, or one of the other fields in the applied technology curriculum, visit with your counselor about this opportunity today.

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