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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Technology Education provides a forum for scholarly discussion on topics relating to technology and engineering-related education. Manuscripts should focus on technology and engineering-related education research, philosophy, and theory. In addition, the Journal publishes book reviews, editorials, guest articles, comprehensive literature reviews, and reactions to previously published articles.

Technology and Engineering Education (T&EE) is a program that resides at the PK-12 school levels for all students and at post-secondary institutions for those students interested in teaching or obtaining employment in the technology or engineering fields. T&EE may be considered a stand-alone discipline or part of a larger discipline in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Regardless of the approach, T&EE focuses on technological and engineering literacy.

At the PK-12 grade levels, the goal is for students to develop technological and engineering literacy, regardless of career aspirations, through hands-on, contextual applications of technological and engineering concepts. T&EE students use a hands-on approach to solve technological problems using problem solving and creativity, while working under constraints, which involves the use of optimization and predictive analysis. At the PK-5 grade levels, technology and engineering concepts are integrated into existing coursework such as reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Typical courses students would take at the 6-12 grade levels in a T&EE program would consist of (a) information and communication technologies, including computer-aided drafting and design, (b) engineering design, (c) construction technology, (d) manufacturing technology, (e) energy, power, and transportation technology, and (f) health, medical, agricultural, and related biotechnologies. Within these courses, students would utilize troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and problem solving. The focus of T&EE at the PK-12 levels is not to prepare future engineering majors/students, but to provide an education for all students.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Technology Education is published twice annually in a fall and spring issue.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. This journal is indexed by Google Scholar and content is LOCKSS enabled.



Co-sponsored by: International Technology and Engineering Education Association Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education


Previous Editors: Mark Sanders 1989-1997; James LaPorte: 1997-2010; Chris Merrill 2010-2020

As an open access journal, JTE does not charge fees for authors to publish or readers to access.

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