Call for Manuscripts

Fall Issue manuscripts due February 20
Spring Issue manuscripts due September 20

The  Pennsylvania  Association  of  Colleges  and  Teacher  Educators  publishes a peer-reviewed  journal  — the  Pennsylvania  Teacher  Educator. Our journal is intended to provide PAC-TE members with a venue to capture current research that makes use of quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-methods approaches, as well as rigorous theoretical works that capture current research, advances, and changes in the emerging directions of teacher education. Publication decisions are made following a blind review process. Starting in 2021, Pennsylvania Teacher Educator will move to publishing two issues per year. Though the Summer 2021 issue is invite only, commemorating 50 years of PAC-TE, the 2021 Winter Issue and all issues going forward will be open for manuscript submissions.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Manuscripts should be no more than 12 pages of narrative (exclusive of references, tables, and appendices), using the latest APA style, and double-spaced with one-inch margins.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted as an e-mail attachment, sent to PA Teacher Educator at
  • A cover page should include the title of the article, a brief (no more than 50-word) abstract, the name, position, place of employment, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and a 2-3 sentence description of background and experience of each author.
  • The title of the article should also appear on page 1 of the manuscript, but do not include the name(s) of the author(s) on page 1.
  • Pages should be numbered consecutively, including the bibliography, but the author’s name should not appear on the manuscript itself.
  • Charts or illustrative material will be accepted if space permits. Such materials must be camera-ready. Photographs will usually not be used, unless they are black and white and of high quality.
  • Authors are expected to take full responsibility for the accuracy of the content in their articles, including references, quotations, tables, and figures. The editorial board reserves the right to edit articles accepted for publication.
  • Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication are asked to sign a copyright release to PAC-TE. This allows PAC-TE to publish the information in the Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, to publish the information in future PAC-TE publications, and to grant permission to persons or organizations that formally request the right to reprint the material in whole or in part.
  • Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication are also expected to make a presentation about their article at the PAC-TE Teacher Education Assembly in October.

There is no remuneration for articles accepted for publication, but a complimentary copy of the journal will be mailed to each author. There is no fee for the review of the manuscript.


The Pennsylvania Teacher Educator is looking for teacher educators who are interested in becoming reviewers for the journal. Each manuscript that is submitted to the journal undergoes a blind review process from three peer reviewers. Consequently, we are always in need of good reviewers who return manuscripts to the editors in a timely fashion. Members who are interested in becoming a reviewer should contact

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