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ERIC Number: EJ1059781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
The Preparation of Teacher Candidates for K-12 Online Learning Environments: A Case Study
Williams, Nicole V.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v27 n2 p142-151 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine how teacher education programs may better prepare teacher candidates to teach in K-12 online learning environments. The primary research question addressed was: What specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions should teacher education programs include in their curriculum to better prepare teacher candidates to teach in K-12 online learning environments? To answer this question, the researcher employed a qualitative case study methodological approach in which the study's participant was observed for three months as he taught multiple sixth grade mathematics classes in a fully online learning environment. Findings from this study indicate that teacher education programs should offer field experiences in K-12 online learning environments and that teacher educators must learn, develop, and model the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to K-12 online learning environments. [This article was written with Michael J. Casale.]
Mid-Western Educational Research Association. P.O. Box 34421, Chicago, IL 60634-0421. Tel: 419-372-7401; Fax: 419-372-2828; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A