Boe, James Allen; Ph.D.
Program of Education;
College of Human Development and Education; North Dakota State University
Strategies for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Technology Education
Major Professor: Dr. Myron Eighmy
This study examined the leadership role technology education professionals should play in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. It provides strategies for technology education curriculum, pre-service and in-service programs as well as leadership within the technology education profession. The current curricular and methodology trends were examined in technology education as well as the issues related to STEM education. The study sought to answer the following research questions: (a) What are the current curricular and methodology trends affecting technology teacher education programs? (b) What are the issues in STEM education? (c) What strategies can be recommended to effectively address Technology and Engineering in STEM? (d) What strategies can be recommended to meet the needs of future pre-service teachers in Technology Education? And (e) How can the Technology Education profession position itself as a leader in STEM education? Suggestions for future research were also offered.