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ERIC Number: EJ747904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Initiating a Standards-Based Undergraduate Technology Education Degree Program at St. Petersburg College
Loveland, Thomas
Technology Teacher, v65 n8 p33-35 May-Jun 2006
In 2003, the last state university undergraduate technology education program in Florida closed its doors due to low enrollments and a new focus on graduate studies. This closing and the continued need for 165 certified technology education teachers to fill open positions each year in Florida created a need for St Petersburg College (SPC) to bridge the gap. As a result, the SPC College of Education created an inhouse committee to conduct site visits, hired a consultant, and initiated discussions with local technology education supervisors to review the feasibility of starting up a new program. This article describes the new technology education program at SPC that was developed by this author in 2004. In developing the teaching model for SPC, a stand-alone program model was chosen that allowed SPC to "deliver courses focused directly on developing the knowledge and abilities needed to be an effective technology teacher."
International Technology Education Association (ITEA). 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida