MSU selected to edit Journal of Teacher Education

January 29, 2015

JTE_coverMichigan State University’s College of Education has been named as the next editorial host of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), the premier journal for teacher education. The editors were selected through a competitive proposal process and approved for a three-year term by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE),

The current editorial team at Pennsylvania State University, which has served the JTE since August 2010, will continue work on the journal through June 2015 to complete Volume 66; however, the Michigan State team will receive all new manuscript submissions effective March 1.

“AACTE is thrilled to entrust its journal to another outstanding team of researchers,” said Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO of AACTE. “The strong leadership of Stephanie Knight’s team at Penn State continues to provide the profession with timely and high-quality research and analysis. I am confident that the JTE will continue to flourish and grow as the reins are passed to Michigan State.”

The new editorial team consists of four co-editors—Dorinda Carter Andrews, Robert Floden, Gail Richmond and Maria Teresa Tatto—and six associate editors—Tonya Bartell, Angela Calabrese Barton, Terah T. V. Chambers, Joshua Cowen, Rebecca Jacobsen and Cynthia Okolo. The team also will induct one assistant editor each year.

Team members represent diverse areas of expertise and are widely published in major journals. Several also have editorial experience working on other journals, while others will bring fresh perspective to the team and gain critical insights for future leadership positions.

“We are extremely excited and proud to be awarded the editorship of the Journal of Teacher Education,” said Donald E. Heller, dean of the MSU College of Education. “This is an important recognition of the quality and reputation of our faculty in Teacher Education and their standing among their peers across the country. We look forward to embarking on a new era for JTE.

The Michigan State proposal to host the journal won praise from reviewers for its plan for innovative steps toward both increasing the audiences reached by the JTE and maximizing its international outreach. Strategies to foster these goals included “Chats with JTE Editors,” utilizing the Green and Write educational policy blog to recruit national and international scholars, and translating article abstracts into at least four high-incidence languages. Overall, the team impressed reviewers as having an ambitious vision for the next three years of the JTE, coupled with a solid editorial team and attention to small but important details.

The elementary and secondary education graduate programs at MSU have been recognized by education deans around the country as being top in the nation for 20 years in a row, in an annual ranking conducted by U.S. News & World Report. This expertise will help JTE grow and evolve into the future.

The JTE, in continuous publication since 1950, provides a vital forum for considering practice, policy and research in the field. Published five times a year, the journal reaches a worldwide audience and is regularly cited in new research. Among 219 education and educational research journals, the JTE was ranked 17 in the Thomson Reuters 2013 Journal Citation Reports. The JTE is AACTE’s only journal, published in partnership with an editorial team based at a member institution and SAGE Publications, Inc.

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