About the Journal of Technology Education

Scope of the JTE

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 (TEE) is a curricular program implemented 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. At the PK-12 grade levels, the aim is for students to develop technological and engineering literacy, regardless of career aspirations. Understanding that technology, the environment, the economy, and social systems are interconnected is essential to being informed citizens as well as users and designers of technology.

TEE curriculum is primarily taught by certified technology and engineering teachers. In some instances, TEE is a stand-alone curriculum, and in others it is part of an integrative curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. At the PK-5 grade levels, technology and engineering concepts and practices are often integrated into existing coursework, such as reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. At the 6-12 grade levels, TEE programs typically consist of courses in (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, (f) medical, agricultural, and related biotechnologies, and (g) robotics. Within these courses, students learn to apply core principles and practices of technology and engineering while refining their troubleshooting, research and development, design, and problem-solving skills.

Editorial/Review Process

Manuscripts that appear in the Articles section have been subjected to a blind review by three or more members of the Editorial Review Board or other specialists in the field. This process generally takes two to three months, at which time authors are notified of the status of their manuscript. Book reviews, editorials, and reactions are reviewed by the Editor.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

All JTE submissions should be in Microsoft Word format and attached to an email cover letter that identifies the authors and the type of manuscript being submitted (e.g., research, book review, reaction). Please consult the most recent edition of JTE for the location of where to submit manuscripts. At the time of printing this issue, authors are asked to submit manuscripts to: Editor, Journal of Technology Education at jte@iteea.org.

  1. All manuscripts must be double-spaced and must adhere to the guidelines published in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition), except that tables and figures should be embedded within the text rather than at the end of the document.
  2. Figures and tables should be optimized for portrayal within an area measuring 4.5” wide by 6.75” tall on a black and white page. All figures and tables must fit and be legible within these size requirements without sacrificing legibility. Tables, line drawings, and graphs must be editable within Microsoft products and in vector rather than raster format when possible. Shading should not be used as a background for illustrations or graphs and within bar graphs; if needed, fill patterns consisting of lines should be used. A high-resolution file for each figure should also be attached to the Email along with the manuscript. These should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (600 dpi or above preferred) and in JPG, TIFF, GIF, or PNG format.
  3. Manuscripts for articles should generally be 15-20 pages (22,000-36,000 characters in length) with 40,000 characters including spaces as an absolute maximum. They should include an abstract of up to 250 words, and four to six key terms. Book reviews, editorials, and reactions should be approximately four to eight manuscript pages (approximately 6,000-12,000 characters).
  4. Authors for whom English is not the primary language must enlist a native English editor for the manuscript prior to submission. This person and their email address must be identified on the title page of the manuscript.

Editorial Personnel


Mary Annette Rose, Ball State University, jte@iteea.org

Jim Flowers, Ball State University, jte@iteea.org

Technical Editor

Amanda Fain, Illinois State University

Previous Editors

Chris Merrill, Illinois State University (2010-2020)

James LaPorte, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University & Millserville University (1997-2010)

Mark Sanders, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1989-1997)

Editorial Review Board

Sharon Brusic, Millersville University

Vincent Childress, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University

Rodney Custer, Black Hills State University

Jenny Daugherty

Marc deVries, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

W. Tad Foster, Indiana State University

Ronald Hansen, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Christine Hailey, Texas State University

Hyuksoo Kwon, Kongju National University, Republic of Korea

Oenardi Lawanto, Utah State University

Philip Reed, Old Dominion University

Ken Volk

John Wells, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

John Williams, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Many others serve along with Editorial Review Board members as peer reviewers for JTE manuscripts.

Electronic and Print Access

The Journal of Technology Education (JTE) may be accessed online at: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/

As an open-access journal, JTE does not charge fees for authors to publish or readers to access. Online access to all issues of JTE is facilitated by Virginia Tech Publishing based in the University Libraries of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

The hard copy version of JTE is printed by Illinois State University Printing Services, and facilitated by Dr. Chris Merrill. Print issues are funded through subscriptions. To see the current subscription rates or to subscribe, navigate to ITEEA at https://www.iteea.org/Publications/Journals.aspx

JTE Sponsors & Membership Information

The Journal of Technology Education is funded through membership in the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE) and supported by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Oversight is provided by the JTE Management Board, which has representatives from CTETE and ITEEA.

The Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE) is concerned primarily with issues and activities focusing on technology and engineering teacher education. Visit the CTETE site at http://ctete.org.

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is a non-profit educational association concerned with advancing technological and engineering literacy. ITEEA functions at many levels – from international to local – in responding to members’ concerns. ITEEA facilitates JTE subscriptions and membership in either ITEEA or CTETE. Please visit ITEEA at https://www.iteea.org or contact ITEEA at 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 USA. 1+ (703) 860-2100.

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Editors, the Editorial Review Board, or the officers of the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.