What do teacher educators think of teacher education technology competencies?

Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Joshua R. Rosenberg, Tonia Dousay, Enilda Romero-Hall, Torrey Trust, Aaron Kessler, Michael Phillips, Scott Morrison, Christian Fischer, Daniel Krutka

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Digital technologies have become commonplace in schools and the effective integration of these technologies places new demands on both teachers and teacher preparation programs. The teaching and modeling of technology use as part of the teaching and learning process requires sophisticated and multifaceted competencies on the part of teacher educators. This research explored teacher educators’ perceptions of a recently published set of Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) (Foulger, T. S., Graziano, K. J., Schmidt-Crawford, D., & Slykhuis, D. A. (2017). Teacher educator technology competencies. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(4), 413-448). A multi-institution, international research team constructed and disseminated an anonymous online mixed-methods survey that collected data related to teacher educators’ perceptions of their own technology competencies and contextual factors affecting their competency development. 336 teacher educators responded to the survey. We present preliminary findings and discuss their significance for the teacher education field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSITE 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
EditorsKevin Graziano
Place of PublicationWaynesville NC USA
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781939797377
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
EventSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2019 - Las Vegas, United States of America
Duration: 18 Mar 201922 Mar 2019


ConferenceSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleSITE 2019
CountryUnited States of America
CityLas Vegas
Internet address


  • Educational Technology
  • Teacher knowledge

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