Office of Career and Technology Education
Technology Education - Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Is there a need for technology education or engineering teachers? How do I become a technology education or engineering teacher?

    Please contact Douglas Handy at 410-887-8927 or dhandy@bcps.org to discuss technology education openings and employment applications.

  2. Are technology education and educational (instructional) technology one in the same?

    No. Technology education and educational technology are two completely different fields that are often confused. Visit this link for an explanation: http://www.iteaconnect.org/TAA/Resources/TAA_Differences.html

  3. Why did Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) change the Technology Education graduation requirement?

    In November 2005, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted new Regulations .01 & .02 under COMAR 13A.04.01 Program in Technology Education to align instructional programs in Technology Education for grades 9-12 with the content standards of the new Voluntary State Curriculum in Technology Education. The deadline for implementing the new regulations was moved from September 2006 to September 2007. In response to the new regulations, the following Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) courses will be eligible for the Technology Education graduation credit beginning with the graduating class of 2011 (entering grade 9 in school year 2007-08):

    55.1250.0 Introduction to Engineering and Technology Concepts [Standard]
    55.3500.4 Engineering Principles and Applications [Honors]
    55.3500.5 Engineering Technology [Gifted and Talented]
    56.0200.4 Introduction to Engineering Design [Honors]-PLTW *
    56.0210.4 Principles of Engineering [Honors]-PLTW *
    * (Chesapeake, Dulaney, Parkville, Pikesville, Woodlawn High Schools only)

    The following courses will no longer be eligible for the Technology Education graduation credit beginning with the graduating class of 2011 (entering grade 9 in school year 2007-08):

    55.1010.0 Foundations of Technology
    60.0030.0 Exploring Technical Education
    60.0020.0 Intro to Tech Systems in Business and Industry
    55.1040.7 Info. Tech in Global Society
    55.1300.0 Production Tech
    55.1490.0 Info/Communication Tech
    55.4030.0 Drafting and CAD Tech
    55.5200.4 Intro to Networking 1
    55.5310.0 Computer Tech Fundamentals
    40.2200.0 Art Tech
    45.8010.0 Music Tech
    65.4540.0 Living with Biotechnology
    60.0020.0 Intro to Tech Systems in Business & Tech
    10.1650.4 Journalism 2
    35.2510.0 Computers and Information Processing

  4. Why did MSDE change the Advanced Technology Education completer requirement?

    In November 2005, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted new Regulations .01 & .02 under COMAR 13A.04.01 Program in Technology Education to align instructional programs in Advanced Technology Education for grades 10-12 with the content standards of the new Voluntary State Curriculum in Technology Education. The deadline for implementing the new regulations was moved from September 2006 to September 2007. In response to the new regulations, the following BCPS courses will be eligible for the Advanced Technology Education graduation credit effective 2007-08.

    56.0110.0, Advanced Design Applications-PET --- 1/2 credit
    56.0120.0, Advanced Design Applications-MAN/CON --- 1/2 credit
    56.0130.0, Advanced Technological Applications-INFO/REC --- 1/2 credit
    56.0140.0, Advanced Technological Applications-BIO/MED --- 1/2 credit
    56.0150.0, Technological Issues --- 1/2 credit
    56.0160.0, Impacts of Technology --- 1/2 credit
    55.1500.0, Advanced Technological Applications --- 1 credit
    55.1600.0, Advanced Design Applications --- 1 credit
    56.0100.0, Issues and Impacts of Technology --- 1 credit
    55.8500.4, Engineering Design and Research [Honors] --- 1 credit
    55.8500.5, Engineering Design and Research [Gifted & Talented] --- 1 credit
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