The Teacher Educator

Community-Building and Technology-Based Professional Development (Practitioners’ Resources) 

Name: The Teacher Educator


Contact: Linda Martin, Co-Editor. Email:

Description: The Teacher Educator is the official journal of Ball State University and the Indiana Association of Teacher Educators. This national peer-reviewed journal is published four times each year. The Teacher Educator is focused on current issues, research, and program innovations that augment teacher preparation and continued professional development for educators. The journal serves as an international forum for stimulating discussion among educators who seek to challenge existing boundaries in the field. The Teacher Educator focuses on issues, research, and program innovations that relate to pre-service teacher preparation and to continued professional development of teachers.

Handling of Manuscripts:

The editors will consider the following manuscripts for publication:

Research: Qualitative and quantitative manuscripts presenting original research on practices or policies related to teacher education, teacher preparation, or professional development.

Promising Practice: Original presentations of institutional policies or instructional practices that provide meaningful advancements in the processes of preparing future teachers or promoting the professional development of practicing teachers. These brief articles must go beyond simply describing a practice in which the authors have engaged. They must have a theoretical basis and provide empirical support that the practice is connected to desired outcomes.

Open Forum: Contributions using innovative formats to present issues that are important to teacher education will be considered. Contact one of the editors with your proposed contributions for guidance.

Manuscripts are now accepted only through our online system. To have a manuscript considered for publication, please follow the following instructions:

  1. In your browser, go to The Teacher Educator site at:
  2. You will be sent an e-mail and password and prompted to visit the login page.
  3. Once logged in with your e-mail address and password you may submit your manuscript by clicking the “Add Manuscript” link and following the directions.

Because the manuscript will be sent for a blind review, no identifying information (i.e., university, school, and author names) should be included within the manuscript. Also, given the digital reviewing process in place, please ensure that under “document properties” your identifying information has been removed.

Topics: Articles cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Instructional design for all subjects
  • The internet and technology in the classroom
  • Teacher licensure
  • Education and classroom psychology
  • Disposition assessment in teacher education