Engineering education partnership Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Colorado State University has created a joint education-engineering degree program between the School of Education and the College of Engineering. The objectives for developing this new program include: to improve secondary education through highly qualified technology teachers; to place engineering graduates in the secondary classroom where they can encourage a more diverse group of potential engineering students at an early age; to attract a more diverse student population into engineering undergraduate programs; and to better prepare students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for entering into an engineering undergraduate program. The study of engineering in education helps create a citizenry that is highly literate, disciplined, is capable of thinking critically and creatively, is knowledgeable about a range of cultures, and is able to participate actively in discussions about new discoveries and choices. Colorado State University is taking a leadership role in initiating systemic change that will positively influence the future of all K-12 education. This new joint degree program is built on new partnerships across traditional academic and disciplinary lines to innovate, cooperate and prepare highly qualified teachers. © 2007 TEMPUS Publications.

author list (cited authors)

  • Siller, T. J., De Miranda, M. A., & Whaley, D. C.

publication date

  • March 2007