The New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educator’s Association recognize and honor exemplary Technology and Engineering Education Programs in New Jersey Schools. Utilizing the document, Assessing Technology Education Programs, available through the NJTEEA, a team of Technology Education professionals will visit and meet with the Technology Educators at your school to assess your program of study with regard to the criteria noted on the detailed rubrics in the assessment document. A written summary will be provided after the visit. Technology Education Programs that meet the criteria set forth in the guide or have a plan of action for doing so will be recognized as a 5 Star Exemplary Technology Education Program. “5 Star” programs will be celebrated in NJTEEA publications and media for a period of 5 years.
The 5 Star Exemplary Technology Education Program is open to all New Jersey school districts. Each year, a limited number of citations will be awarded honoring exemplary elementary, middle and high school Technology and Engineering Education Programs. A fee of $300 is required at the time of application in order to be considered.
Please note that in the event a school district is awarded this recognition, they MUST be present at the NJTEEA spring conference/unconference to receive the award. The district must additionally host an event or professional session either in person or digitally to showcase their program to members of the organization.