Journal of Information Systems Education


The Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP) Education Foundation awarded a grant to the Applied Computer Science Department at Illinois State University to survey the qualifications and certifications held by teachers at the kindergarten through twelfth grade levels who teach information technology. The survey instrument was mailed to the Superintendents in the Office of Education in every state plus the District Columbia. The response rate was 100%. Results show that 55% of states have a minimum standard requirement for information technology teachers in junior high and high schools. Only 11 states require certification for computer literacy teachers at the grade school level. This article draws upon the result of this survey, a literature search for similar surveys, and the author’s experience.



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