Preparing Current and Future Teachers to Teach with Technology: An Examination of School-University Collaborations

Publication Title

Journal of Computing in Teacher Education

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Document Type



Schools of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Classification, Models, Barriers, Professional Development Schools, Magnet Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Professional Development, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Program Descriptions


Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Methods | Educational Technology | Elementary Education and Teaching | Higher Education and Teaching | Secondary Education and Teaching


Recent research as well as local, state, and national mandates promote an increased role of technology in teaching and learning. In response to this call, K-12 institutions and colleges of education are faced with preparing current and future teachers to teach with technology. The current models of inservice and preservice teacher preparation with technology, although sometimes effective in developing technology skills, often fail to address numerous other issues related to integrating technology into the curriculum. One solution to these issues is for schools and universities to collaborate and improve teacher preparation simultaneously. This paper discusses issues with current technology and teacher preparation models, reasons for school-university collaborations, various models of school-university collaborations, and the positive results of these collaborations. This paper also provides a much needed categorization system that enables teacher educators to explore matters related to various types of school-university collaborations as well as acts as a catalyst for conversation and a tool for developing collaboration models that work in a local context. (Contains 1 table.)