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Department of Technology

The Department of Technology holds our central mission to prepare knowledgeable, skillful, and technologically literate professionals to serve education and business. 

We present hands-on, technology-based undergraduate and graduate curricula to educate:

  • Technology teachers for schools (BS and MS degree, certified by New York State)
  • Technology managers for business (BS degree)

Graduates are encouraged to pursue career paths through their informed use of technology professional concepts, ethics, and social justice. We aim to provide candidates with a wide breadth of skills and to adapt to diverse and ever-changing scenarios.


Your generous donation to the technology department will help us innovate and empower the next generation of tech leaders. 

Job Postings

Looking for a tech teacher? Email your job postings to [email protected] and we'll be happy to share them with our students.

Annual Technology Fall Conference

This time-honored tradition focuses on the latest technology education developments and professional networking opportunities. 

About Us

The student body in the Department of Technology consists of 200 undergraduates and 25 admitted graduate students. The Oswego Technology Student Association student club (also known as OTSA), housed on the second floor of Park Hall, offers a variety of programs to students willing to participate.

Most of the technology students enjoy the laboratory work best. Hands-on is their forte, and they are not afraid to use it! Activities and projects become life immersion activities, and sometimes design work finds its way back to the dorms. There is a mild sense of competition among the students that provides a positive outlet for this technical energy. Student competitions arise from time to time that truly test the abilities of each student.

The faculty at Oswego have always placed the student at the center of the university model. Research, writing, service, and curriculum development are all important to faculty, but it has been the focus of this faculty to serve the student first – and best!


Opportunities in Technology

The Department of Technology likes to think of its recruitment program as a way of providing "opportunities in technology" and what great opportunities there are! Our department is one of the largest of its type in the country. The majority of the undergraduates are in the teaching bachelor of science program, but the technology management degree is growing quickly.  There are about 700 school districts in New York state, and nearly 2500 technology teachers. Typically, about 10 percent of those teachers need to be replaced each year, due to attrition. This would be 250 teachers needed! Our graduating classes are typically about 50 students, so one sees how many employment opportunities there are in only New York state!


Add to this the need in other states, particularly those up and down the East Coast, and the outlooks are terrific. This employment trend has been active for at least 25 years and is only getting stronger as the number of Baby Boomer teachers retire. Also, salaries of SUNY Oswego technology graduates are typically some of the highest on campus, competing with accounting, computer science, and others, especially when considering an academic year (10-month) adjusted basis.

Students with a variety of hands-on technical skills (not ONLY computer skills!), presentation and organizational skills, and academic skills, are highly valued in school and business workplaces. Our students leave knowing a little about many technologies and are easily refocused on their place of employment. Their knowledge is combined with practice, so they can do more than just "talk on the phone," as one alumnus put it.


Mr. Richard Bush 
Department Chair
[email protected]
103C Park Hall, 315.312.3011 

Ms. Erin Leary
Department Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
103 Park Hall, 315.312.3011

Mr. Ronald Alexander
Technology Internship Faculty Sponsor
[email protected]
115 Park Hall, 315.312.6643

Ms. Karin Dykeman
Graduate Program Coordinator
[email protected]
103F Park Hall, 315.312.2830

Dr. Laura M. Spenceley 
School of Education Dean
302C Park Hall, 315.312.2102