Posted: Thu, 09/29/2011 - 4:08pm Updated: Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:43pm

Indiana Technology and Engineering Education is committed to preparing students for college and career opportunities by providing the knowledge and problem solving skills to understand, design, produce, use, and manage the human-made world in order to contribute and function in a technological society.

Engineering and Technology Standards

Career and Technical Student Organizations Information

Career Pathways

Resources for Engineering and Technology

Licensing in Engineering and Technology

Most Engineering and Technology courses require a Technology Education license to teach the course, including PLTW courses. Please refer to the Assignment Code to view which licenses are appropriate to teach current courses in Indiana.

Engineering and Technology Teacher Recruitment

The Engineering and Technology Teacher Recruitment Taskforce is an Indiana effort to increase the number of students pursuing Engineering and Technology Education as a career choice.
The taskforce is made up of educators, teacher educators at Indiana universities, and chaired by Mary Rinehart.

Goals of the E&T Teacher Recruitment Taskforce:

  • Recruit at least 10 ETE teaching candidates each year for each degree granting institution starting with the Fall of 2017.
  • Connect with business and industry personnel to fill open positions.
  • Promote the Engineering and Technology education brand via the #TeachTechEd marketing campaign.

The taskforce has collaborated to provide educators and students with the following resources for use in their classrooms:

  • Teacher Handout – Gives information about how teachers can inspire students to become future Engineering and Technology Teachers
  • Student Handout – Gives information about Engineering and Technology Education as both a college major and career choice with information about Indiana Universities
  • #TeachTechEd Marketing Campaign – Use the hashtag to promote the unique ways you are celebrating Engineering and Technology education in your school and community

Both handouts are available for you to print and copy at your own convenience. Share in your classroom, at career fairs, and whenever you see the unique opportunity for a student to become an Engineering and Technology Educator.

Engineering and Technology Teacher Recruitment Lesson Plan

The taskforce has collaborated to create a sample lesson plan for all ETE teachers to use in their classrooms. This lesson plan is meant to give you resources for encouraging students in your classes to become engineering and technology teachers. It fits well into any careers unit. All documents can be edited to fit the variety of classes that ETE teachers teach and should be customized to meet local needs. All resources are included.

Stay tuned for additional resources as the taskforce continues to collaborate.
To join the taskforce, please email Mary Rinehart at

Professional Affiliates

  • ACTE - Association of Career and Technical Educators
  • IACTE - Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education
  • E/TEI - Engineering/Technology Educators of Indiana
  • ITEEA - International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
  • Indiana PLTW - Indiana Project Lead the Way
  • PLTW National- Project Lead the Way


Mary Rinehart
Engineering and Technology State Program Leader
Phone: (317) 232-0815