Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
21331 09 ST C4 C 667-22 04/04/2006
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04/04/2006 21331


DEFINITION: This is advanced professional educational program work in the development, improvement and evaluation of technology education throughout the Commonwealth.

The employee in this job is responsible for providing leadership and guidance for the Department of Education's statewide program of advisory services in establishing, developing, improving or expanding technology education standards and programs in Commonwealth elementary and secondary schools. Technology education prepares students to work in such technology-related areas as computer-aided design, robotics, lasers, electronics and hydroponics. Work involves responsibility for the development, review and clarification of the role and direction of technology education within in the overall school curriculum; for establishing the short range goals and priorities for the technology education program; and for formulating the long range objectives for technology education in Commonwealth elementary and secondary schools. The employee is responsible for planning, leading, and participating in the development of technology education standards, curricula and program guidelines for statewide application. Included in the scope of this job is responsibility for functioning in a leadership capacity with other professional and paraprofessional staff in the development and improvement of technology education throughout the state. Work at this level is distinguished from the Technology Education Advisor 1 job by the responsibility for serving as the senior departmental advisor in technology education and for providing leadership in the Department in the initiation, planning and conduct of projects and studies in technology education. The employee oversees the development of educational standards and assessment items for technology education. Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed by an administrative supervisor through conferences, reports and an evaluations of program results.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Develops objectives and definitive goals for technology education in the Commonwealth consistent with department priorities and objectives.

Develops and modifies the short and long range goals for technology education to meet the needs of schools.

Develops and interprets policies and guidelines in technology education for the basic education community and makes recommendations for changes in policy and standards.

Plans and coordinates the development and evaluation of statewide technology education standards, projects, studies and programs within basic education.

Provides leadership in administering the review and approval of proposals for the development of innovative projects in technology education for the elementary, middle and secondary schools.

Plans, coordinates and participates in providing advisory services to educational institutions on the implementation of technology education standards and curriculum, instructional strategies and classroom performance assessment.

Organizes and participates in conferences and workshops for the promotion of new developments and advances in technology education programs for local school personnel, teacher preparation staff and others.

Serves as liaison with teacher preparation institutions, certification personnel and others in teacher education to provide advice and information on unmet local school needs.

Recommends changes in legislation and certification standards for technology education and teacher competencies to improve technology education programs.

Acts as the senior departmental specialist in providing leadership throughout the state in the diverse areas included within technology education.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the current methods and trends in technology education at the elementary and secondary level.

Knowledge of the role and objectives of technology education in a student's educational development.

Knowledge of different teaching methods and techniques in technology education program areas including their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Knowledge of curriculum planning and development in technology education.

Knowledge of current literature, materials, equipment, research and new developments in technology education.

Knowledge of the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of students at the elementary and secondary level.

Knowledge of educational research techniques and methodology.

Ability to promote the use of different teaching methods and curriculum materials, developments and techniques in technology education.

Ability to develop curriculum materials and standards to implement new developments and practices in technology education appropriate for use statewide and in individual school districts.

Ability to select significant facts in diagnosing technology education problems and in devising solutions.

Ability to plan, oversee and coordinate the work of a professional and support staff.

Ability to analyze complex educational and educationally-related program questions and to recommend solutions.

Ability to interpret established program policies and explain the intent of programs.

Ability to develop and present recommendations for new or revised program services.

Ability to plan, conduct and lead reviews of educational program effectiveness and merit.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year as a Technology Education Advisor 1;


Five years of professional experience in technology education, including three years of experience in public schools and two years of experience in the development and implementation of technology education curricula or programs;


An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes three years of experience in public schools and two years of experience in the development and implementation of technology education curricula or programs.