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This paper summarizes technology standards for teacher education and identifies performance outcomes that correlate with those standards. It also outlines processes and plans for acting on and setting technology standards. Specifically, the work of the ad hoc Committee on Technology for Teacher Education at the University of Southern Mississippi is described. The committee agreed that technology competencies for teacher education should build on the Mississippi State Department of Education's competencies for students at the K-12 level and its Instructional Technology Standards for Professional Development. Options that departments may adopt for assuring that competencies are achieved were recommended. Four goals for insuring the infusion of instructional technology into professional education programs were endorsed by the Professional Education Council: professional education faculty will have skills needed to model the use of teaching with technology in a transparent manner; standards and curriculum of the professional education program will be designed to efficiently use technology to enhance learning; professional education faculty and students will have access to appropriate technology to enhance teaching skills and to model the effective use of technology as a teaching tool; and collaborations will be developed and strengthened among university departments and with outside agencies. An evaluation plan was designed to monitor progress toward meeting project goals. (MES)

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, State Standards, Teacher Competencies, Technology Integration

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Author: Luce, Eric F.; Malone, Susan C.; Mann, Edward C.


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