Technology education is an integral program of study within the New York State mathematics, science, and technology (MST) Learning Standards. Historically, the subject area of technology education evolved from the subject area called industrial arts; as a result of the Futuring Project, a name change occurred in the mid 1980’s to what we now call technology education. Although technology education programs offer students many opportunities to apply their mathematics and science skills, programs at the high school level offer additional opportunities to explore technology-related careers. At the intermediate level technology education is a required unit of study to be completed by the end of 8th grade.
What is Technology Education?
Technology Education is the instructional platform where students apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs in a hands-on, systems-based approach to problem solving. Technology education empowers STEM learning; it is where technology and engineering come to life and are put to use and integrated and students have opportunities to apply STEM skills.
Learning Standards for Technology Education:
TM - 108085