Shawn Tiegs teaching Engineering and Technology to his students

Engineering & Technology | Career & Technical Education, B.S.

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Nurture and Inspire Innovation

In this program, you will learn to provide budding innovators with the educational foundation to pursue a professional future in the fields of engineering and technology.

The program explores the latest methods, techniques and instructional tools used in today’s technology classrooms. Learn to teach technical skills and hands-on experiences in subjects ranging from electronics and microcomputers; to web design and computer aided drafting; to engineering and manufacturing systems.

Fast Facts

  • Degree program is located at College of Southern Idaho
  • 2-year program to get College of Southern Idaho's Associate of Science degree in Education.
  • Followed by 2 years at College of Southern Idaho to get the UI bachelor of science degree in Engineering and Technology Education.
  • Resulting in an Idaho endorsement to teach engineering and technology at middle and high schools.
  • Middle school teacher
  • Teacher at a technical or vocational school
  • High school teacher
  • Trainer in industry
  • Professional development trainer


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for high school teachers are expected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020. 
Degree Prep Prepare for the technology education program by taking advantage of training in high school. Classes that teach technical knowledge and skills can give students a jump-start at the college level. Also a good idea to build your math and technical writing skills. Many high schools have programs that help prepare students for careers in technology, and some even offer college credits.

If you’re interested in engineering and technology and also enjoy working with young people, this degree may be a good fit. Students who enjoy building, science, math and technology and are organized, good on computers, and like problem solving, may consider this degree. 
Degree Roadmap

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First 2 years receive an Associate of Science degree at College of Southern Idaho in Education - Secondary Engineering and Technology Concentration.
Followed by last 2 years a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Idaho in Engineering and Technology completed at College of Southern Idaho

Course Curriculum Plan

 Contact: Dave Campbell or (208) 933-2314

Scholarships To find out more about the available scholarships contact the Financial Aid office.
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Hands-On Learning Emphasis is placed on the hands on experience to teach design and problem solving skills.  
Example of hands on projects consist of:
  • Rocketry
  • Co2 powered car design
  • Mousetrap car races
  • Model bridge design and building
  • Robotics
  • Lab work
  • Electronics
  • Computers
Internships All students must complete a student teaching internship before completing their degree. Learn more about student teaching internships.