From Candidate to Professional

Examining the Change in Teachers' Perceived Preparedness


  • Dana Mayhall Abilene Christian University



teacher education, self-efficacy, teacher beliefs, expectations


This paper focuses on the perceived preparedness of pre service teachers and their actual preparedness after teaching fulltime. Survey research was utilized to determine the preparedness and efficacy in the early years of teaching. This research will provide data to institutions so that they may discover what has proved useful to their graduates as well as improve training of future teacher candidates. The paper concludes with suggestions that further studies can provide data to institutions so that they may discover what has proved useful to their graduates as well as improve training of future teacher candidates.


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How to Cite

Mayhall, D. (2023). From Candidate to Professional: Examining the Change in Teachers’ Perceived Preparedness . Texas Educator Preparation, 7(2), 29–37.