Journal of STEM Teacher Education


Technology and Engineering Education programs are housed in a number of different types of colleges and departments. This paper explores the curricular impact on technology and engineering programs based on the college and department that are the academic home for the program. The study found that there were four categories of colleges (Education, Technology, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences) and departments (Education, Technology, Technology Education, and Engineering) that serve as the academic homes of the 40 technology and engineering education programs that were examined. The plans of study for each program were examined and courses were divided into 12 codes within the categories of general education, content courses, and education and methods courses. An ANOVA was used to determine if any significant differences existed between the quantity of credit hours in each code and whether the program was housed in an education or non-education department. No significant differences in the coursework were found between programs housed in education departments and programs in non-education departments.