Teacher talking with students.Ball State's major in technical teacher education prepares you to teach technology-based courses at the middle school and high school levels. Your education will set you apart from other middle, high, and vocational school teachers.

What You Will Learn

In this specially designed program, you'll gain real-world experience working with raw materials, energy systems, robots, and computers. You'll also be exposed to the latest technology and learn about educational methods.

You'll take technology courses in:

  • communication
  • construction
  • manufacturing
  • transportation

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National Accreditation

The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Learn more.

Program Benefits

The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, and the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education.

Our instructors have extensive experience in secondary teaching, and are innovators in technology-related curriculum and instruction. Each faculty member has excelled in a classroom and laboratory setting.

Our programs offer hands-on applications and immersive learning projects that make finding a job after graduation much easier. Better yet, there is a huge demand for technology- and engineering-based teachers, so positions are available across the nation.

Major Requirements

The bachelor's degree program in technical teacher education consists of 120 credits, including the University Core Curriculum, specialized technology and engineering coursework, and the teacher preparation requirements necessary to gain Indiana licensure, as you complete your degree.

Credits Required


Student Objectives

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding and competence in the general education.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of technology, its evolution, utilization, significance, and relationships to individuals, society, and the environment.
  • Acquire abilities and teaching competencies necessary to meet individual needs.
  • Identify, develop, implement, and evaluate content and strategies for teaching others to design, engineer, produce, use, and assess technology.
  • Be prepared to apply for Indiana certification and employment as a technology and engineering teacher.
  • Be expected to excel as a technology and engineering teacher, representing and promoting the profession in a positive manner.

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, consult our Course Catalog.

What Can You Do With a Technical Teacher Education Degree?

Graduates of the technical teacher education program are prepared to teach technology-based courses in grades 5 to 12. The degree qualifies you for an Indiana state teaching license, which is also accepted in many other states.

Graduates are also eligible for jobs in corporate training and personnel development in private companies.

Paying for Your Education

Department Scholarships

On top of the dozens of scholarships the university offers its students, our department gives awards every year to its own students to recognize them for their achievements. Specific information about scholarships will be available at a later date.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? The first step is to apply as an undergraduate student to Ball State University.

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More Information

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