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Certification of Teachers in Educational Technology

The initial licensing and credentialing of classroom teachers’ skills in technology integration is not standardized and is a complicated interaction between teacher preparation institutions and state departments of education. In the United States, teacher credentialing rules vary by state. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is a national accreditation board for colleges of teacher education. The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) is a national consortium of educational and government entities that develops standards for teacher preparation. NCATE and InTASC standards integrate technology into their models rather than parsing out educational technology as a separate standard or benchmark. NCATE and InTASC standards are often adopted or adapted by states. This entry discusses certification standards in the United States and abroad ...

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