AND ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL "DTE"
2013 DTE RECIPIENTS
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ITEEA's Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional (DTE) designation
is a coveted mark of distinction in technology and engineering education. It
recognizes technology educators who have demonstrated a high
level of competence and conscientiousness in the field of technology
and engineering education.
The terms "technology" and "technology and engineering" are used throughout this document; however, an area of study identified by a different title that encompasses the study of technology, innovation, design, and/or engineering education may be substituted.
ITEEA created the Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional (DTE) program
to provide a means for recognizing outstanding performance and
accomplishments in the field of professional technology and engineering education.
As one of the highest honors for professional achievement in
technology and engineering education, the DTE designation recognizes the attainments
of technology and engineering educators.
Consideration for the award is based upon documented evidence
of leadership/management skills, continuing participation in
association education programs, and demonstration of leadership
in association, community, and personal activities.
The Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional program acknowledges
the essential principles of adult learning. It incorporates
into the process recognition and credit for work experiences
and other accomplishments. The program recognizes those areas
of technology and engineering education the DTE Board has determined to be most
reflective of successful professional attainment.
- To encourage a continuing program of professional development
for technology and engineering educators.
- To encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for
achievement in the profession.
- To recognize educators who have demonstrated a high level
of competence and conscientiousness in technology and engineering education
over a substantial period of time.
- Increased respect and recognition by members in the profession.
- Increased professional credibility.
- Increased self-esteem.
- Increased ability to compete in the job market.
- Increased remuneration and job benefits.
Process for Consideration
To be eligible for consideration, technology and engineering educators must:
- Have at least 10 years experience as a full time technology
educator prior to the date of application and have 10 consecutive
years of member in ITEEA and hold a current membership at the
time the DTE is awarded.
- Hold at least a bachelor’s degree in technology/engineering education
from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Possess acceptable ability, character, and reputation.
- Pledge in writing to adhere to the ITEEA policy, "This
- Be employed, at the time of application, in a position
in technology and engineering education.
- Have served actively on at least one ITEEA committee in the
five years prior to application.
- Donate $100 (tax deductible) to the Foundation for Technology
and Engineering Education (FTEE) to be used for educational programs. Donation
must accompany application. This is a one-time donation regardless
of the number of times you apply. Note: An applicant who is
denied the DTE designation may request, at his/her discretion,
a refund of the FTEE donation.
- Have been a member of an affiliated association for the
five most recent years and maintain (hold) current membership.
Procedures for Earning the DTE Designation
The DTE application must be submitted by December 1st. Anything submitted after December 1st will be considered during the following annual cycle for this designation.
STEP 1: Complete the DTE
PERSONAL DATA APPLICATION FORM. This form is in Members Only. If you need your login information email email@example.com. Save the form to your hard drive so you can continue to work on it until completed.
- Read the entire Personal Data Application Form first for eligibility requirements.
- If extra space is needed, use blank pages at the end of the application. Identify each blank page with the division number and section number(s) of the Personal Data Application Form item(s) to which the information relates.
- Wherever there is a question of accuracy (dates for example) always qualify with "about" or "approximately," but use these notations only when necessary. Do not use alphabetical abbreviations, e.g. IDA.
- Do not duplicate information on the Personal Data Application Form. If you include information in one place, do not repeat it elsewhere on the form.
- Fill in all applicable point totals on each page as well as on the Score Sheet.
- To be eligible for consideration, a minimum of 650 points must be earned for K-12 classroom teachers and supervisors/administrators, and 950 points must be earned for higher education personnel (depending upon employment classification).
- NOTE: Be accurate and factual in each response. Provide complete information on all items. Remove all guesswork. It is to your advantage to be thorough. When a maximum point total is indicated, DO NOT EXCEED IT on the score sheet.
- Read and check the pledge to adhere to ITEEA's This We Believe.
- Save transcripts or a copy of your diploma as a PDF file that can be emailed along with the Personal Data Application Form as described in Step 2. Recheck all items on the Personal Data Application Form carefully before going to Step 2 in the process.
STEP 2: Email your Personal Data Application Form and any Supplemental Documents (transcripts or copy of diploma) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 3: Call ITEEA (703) 860-2100 to make $100 donation to the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Education (FTEE).
Use of DTE Designation
As a Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional (DTE), the technology
and engineering educator may use the DTE designation following his or her name
on letterhead, business cards, and other forms of address.
Revocation of DTE
Designation recognition may be revoked for failure to abide
by ITEEA's "This We Believe" Code providing the technology
and engineering educator is notified of the views of the complainant and offered
a hearing by the DTE Board. This notice shall be given in writing
at least 30 days in advance of the hearing.
Responsibility for administering the DTE program rests with
the DTE Board, appointed by the president of the ITEEA Board
of Directors. Members of the DTE Board serve a five-year term,
with one member's term expiring each year.
The president of ITEEA or a designee serves as secretary and
is responsible for the implementation of the policies established
by the DTE Board.
The DTE Board has no authority in determining who shall engage
in technology education. Nonrecognition does not indicate the
person is unqualified to practice technology and engineering education, only
that such a person has not fulfilled the DTE requirements or
applied for the recognition.
All documents and data submitted for the DTE recognition by
an applicant are kept confidential prior to final notification
of the award.
For more information on the Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional
program contact the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association,
1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539; (703)
860-2100; fax (703) 860-0353; email@example.com.
Important Notice: Do not use any information or forms that were developed and or revised prior to November, 2012.