Training Engineering Teachers

"At the Interface - A New Kind of Engineering Educator"

Helen L. Plants

Engineering Education, vol. 62, no. 2, November 1971

West Virginia University has developed a formal program in Engineering Education. It the first of its kind in the country. It is the outgrowth of the continuing program of research in engineering education carried on by the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The program's aim is to create a man capable of applying the principles of educational psychology to the problems of educating engineers. It is primarily concerned with the design of education. The program itself consists of doctoral level courses in education and related fields and culminates in a research project in some area of engineering education. It results in the degree of Doctor of Education.