What should teacher educators know about technology? Perspectives and self-assessments

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

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This article offers afirst look at teacher educators’(N¼336) perceptions of their technology compe-tencies based on the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs; Foulger, Graziano, Schmidt-Crawford,&Slykhuis, 2017). The participants generally rated their competence levels highly in rela-tion to the TETCs. Although many participants reported that the TETCs adequately reflected the com-petencies required of them, they suggested various additions and changes to the TETCs. This mixed-method study advances understanding of teacher educators’perceptions of the importance of variouscompetences to their work and offers feedback from thefield regarding which competencies might bemissing from the TETCs
Original languageEnglish
Article number103124
Number of pages13
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


  • Educational Technology
  • ICT
  • Teacher educators
  • Teacher education
  • Copetencies
  • Mixed-method research

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