Teacher Education & Practice, a peer-refereed journal, is dedicated to the encouragement and the dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education. The journal is concerned, in the broadest sense, with teacher preparation, practice and policy issues related to the teaching profession, as well as being concerned with learning in the school setting. The journal also serves as a forum for the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view within these purposes. As a forum, the journal offers a public space in which to critically examine current discourse and practice as well as engage in generative dialogue. Alternative forms of inquiry and representation are invited, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives are encouraged to contribute. Teacher Education & Practice is published by Rowman & Littlefield Education.

TE&P Manuscript Preparation and Submission

Teacher Education & Practice uses a blind peer reviewed process to review submissions. All submissions will be reviewed by the Editorial Staff prior to an external blind review, and a contact person assigned from the staff to work with each contributing author. Authors should submit manuscripts that focus on a topic or theme set for the journal that makes a contribution to the understanding and advancement of teacher preparation, practice and policy. TE&P serial publication includes both open theme and/or special theme issues. Submissions may include reports of research, expository pieces, pedagogical and/or methodological issues, scholarly practice, epistemological considerations, innovative ideas or approaches, etc. TE&P welcomes contributions that address teacher preparation, practice and policy issues from experienced and novice scholars, teacher educators, teacher practitioners, researchers, policy developers and analysts, etc.

Authors are selected based on an expertise and/or scholarship they have contributed to and therefore should interact with the TE&P editorial staff to clarify the specific contribution to be made to a special issue or for consideration in an open theme issue. Authors should review the following guidelines prior to preparation and submission of a manuscript.

Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail attached file in Word format or in hard copy (1 copy) and soft copy on disk in Microsoft Word (6.0 or more recent version, Mac or PC – Please do not send files saved in Word Vista format) (including text files and files for tables or other graphics). All files, including cover page, title page, abstract (50-150 words) and biographical sketch page (50-75 words), manuscript, tables, figures, etc. should be included on the disc. Submit all materials to:

Patrick M. Jenlink
Editor, Teacher Education & Practice
Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership
Stephen F. Austin State University
1936 North Street
McKibben Bldg., Rm. 404J
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3018

Editorial inquiries: PJenlink@sfasu.edu

Commitment to publish: Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. TE&P editorial policy requires that submissions received have not been previously published and are not under simultaneous consideration elsewhere.

Manuscript: Manuscripts should be submitted on 81/2” X 11” white paper, entirely double-spaced. Use a standard font style/size of Times New Roman 12 or Times 12. Margins should be one (1) inch and header/footer should be (.5) half inch. All manuscripts should be 20 double-spaced pages in length and follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition.

Transmittal page: A separate page for transmittal purposes, with all authors’ names and affiliations, current addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, biographical sketches (50-125 words including author(s) name(s), position and affiliation, research interests, teaching are or discipline, books published if relevant, key positions held in professional organizations, etc.) should accompany the manuscript materials submitted.

Title page: A separate title page should accompany the manuscript. The title of the manuscript should be concise and reflect the topic/contents of the manuscript. The title page should include the title of the manuscript as well as the contributing author(s) name, affiliations, highest professional degrees.

Abstract page: A separate abstract page should follow the title page. The abstract page should include the title of the manuscript, followed by an abstract (50-150 words) that clearly summarize the salient points of the article.

Citations & references: All citations in text should conform to APA 6th edition guidelines and contain relevant and required information. All references should appear at the end of the manuscript, with complete information including volume/issue numbers, page numbers (articles, chapters, etc.), URL addresses, etc. as designated by APA.

Figures, tables, & graphics: Figures, tables, graphics, etc. should conform to APA 6th Edition. Number each in sequence, using Arabic and supply a heading. Provide a list for each on a separate page(s). All figures, tables, graphics, etc. should fit within the published margins of the journal page. A soft file for each should be provided. When and where a software application different from the word-processing software for the manuscript, designate the application by name, version, and type of platform used. When submitting graphics, the author should save file in either TIFF or PDF format.

Endnotes: Authors should not use footnotes; rather use endnotes only when essential. Endnotes should be placed at the end of the manuscript, following the final paragraph of text, but preceding the reference list.

Headings: Headings should be structured throughout the text. Normally no more than two-three subheadings are used. A brief running head with pagination should be placed in upper right corner of the manuscript within the header. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt of what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

Author References: All author reference should be deleted from the paper as required for a blind review. In the event that the manuscript author cites her/his own work, then "author" should be substituted for the name of the actual author name. A separate list of author references should be included with the submission.

Manuscript Return: Manuscripts (including hard copies and disk copy) submitted to TE&P for consideration will not be returned to the contributing author(s).

Manuscript Submission Checklist: Before a manuscript submission is posted, either via e-mail or postal, make sure the following are included:
  • Transmittal page
  • Title page
  • Manuscript (full version wit author information and blind version for review purposes)
  • Abstract page
  • Soft file version in Microsoft Word (if shipping then use CD or portable external drive)