Mathematics Teacher Educator

About Mathematics Teacher Educator

 

Mission and Goals

Mathematics Teacher Educator works to build a professional knowledge base for mathematics teacher educators that stems from, develops, and strengthens practitioner knowledge. The journal provides a means for practitioner knowledge related to the preparation and support of teachers of mathematics to be not only public, shared, and stored, but also verified and improved over time (Hiebert, Gallimore, and Stigler 2002).

 

Mathematics Teacher Educator is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal for practitioners. Three issues of the journal are published each year. Mathematics Teacher Educator is available to NCTM Premium Members. 

Hiebert, J., Gallimore, R., & Stigler, J. W. (2002). A Knowledge Base for the Teaching Profession: What Would It Look Like and How Can We Get One? Educational Research, 31, 3-15. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X031005003 

In this participatory research, two pre-service teachers (PSTs) and a mathematics teacher educator (MTE) collaboratively analyzed multiple voices that influence syllabi from elementary mathematics teaching methods courses. Findings suggest syllabi fall along a continuum from harmonious to dissonant orchestration of the voices of past and present children, PSTs, MTEs, universities, and state policies. Formatting, stance makers, and content and wording influenced the kind of multivocality that addressivity, ventriloquation, and hybridization constituted. These findings informed our use of collage method to create a sample syllabus that centers the voices of PSTs and their future students. We discuss implications that intentional syllabus design decisions may have in humanizing these documents and fostering a relationship of mutuality and support between PSTs and MTEs.

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Lesson study’s international popularity spread as a unique, agency-oriented model of teacher professional development that is context-rich and deeply rooted in teacher subjectivities. This project aimed to answer the question, what do mathematics teacher education researchers learn about teacher learning by focusing on uncertainties as they arise when the group is trying to construct new knowledge in lesson study? Using ethnographic case study, this article explores the ways one community of practice in a Chilean school negotiated evolving objectives over the course of one school year and how I as the lesson study facilitator took up roles to support collaborative meaning-making and decolonize lesson study as a professional development tool through the use of framing.

Acknowledging that our professional development (or methods course) was not going as well as we had hoped was difficult. However, knowing what to do and correcting the problem was even more challenging. This article explains how we engaged teachers in helping us rethink our video club by listening to and acting on their ideas. Through “coffee chats” with teachers during our video club professional development, we received advice on what (and how) to change and what to keep. That advice led to a guide to future video clubs and principles for professional development.

We describe how a modified version of an emergency survival strategy led our team in addressing problems of practice identified in two second grade classrooms. We attended to the urgent needs of students by enacting the curriculum with integrity, doing what was most important and effective, while accommodating their classroom context (LeMahieu, 2021). We describe the steps we took, the influences on our thinking, and the resulting impact. In hopes of elevating the participating teachers’ voices, we have integrated the explicit reflections of the teachers as they responded to prompts from the mathematics teacher educator. We offer our own Six Steps to Surviving a Teaching Emergency as a way to structure collaborative professional development between mathematics teacher educators and classroom teachers.

MTE is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal for practitioners in mathematics teacher education that is published three times a year. MTE contributes to building a professional knowledge base for mathematics teacher educators that stems from, develops, and strengthens practitioner knowledge. The audience for the journal is broadly defined as anyone who contributes to the preparation and professional development of pre-K–12 pre-service and in-service teachers of mathematics. Mathematics teacher educators include mathematics educators, mathematicians, teacher leaders, school district mathematics experts, and others.

Ethics Statement

MTE is committed to the ethical treatment of all involved in the publishing process. 

A guest editor is assigned to manuscripts authored by any individuals who have a conflict of interest with the editorial team. 

We expect manuscript authors to adhere to accepted publushing standards ethics. Authors must accept sole responsibility for the factual accuracy of their contributions and for obtaining permission to use data and copyrighted sources. 

Similarly, we expect reviewers to adhere to ethical reviewer practices. Reviewers should honor the confidentiality and intellectual property of manuscripts, should be respectful in communicating their feedback, and should provide feedback that is honest and unbiased. All communications regarding manuscripts are privileged. Reviewers are expected to report to the editor any conflict of interest, suspicion of duplicate publication, fabrication of data, or plagiarism. 

 

Editorial Board

Panel Members

  • Andrew Tyminski, Panel Chair
  • Alison Castro Superfine, Panel Member
  • Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, Panel Member
  • Signe Kastberg, Panel Member
  • Kari Kokka, Panel Member
  • Katherine Sun, Panel Member
  • Zandra de Araujo, NCTM Board Liason
  • Kristin Lesseig, AMTE Board Liaison
  • Babette Benken, AMTE VP of Publications
  • David Barnes, NCTM Staff Liaison

 Headquarters Journal Staff

  • David E. Barnes, Associate Executive Director
  • Ken Krehbiel, Executive Director
  • Scott Rodgerson, Director of Publications and Creative Services 

Mathematics Teacher Educator Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate for the Mathemtics Teacher Educator journal is the percentage of submitted articles accepted during three consecutive calendar years; It is calculated by summing the total number of articles accepted (accept, accept with major revisions, and accept with minor revisions) and dividing that number by the total number of articles submitted (new manuscripts and revised manuscripts.) The acceptance rates are shown in the table that follows. 

Three year period Accepted Submitted Acceptance Rate
Jan 2017 - Dec 2019 30 163 18.4%
Jan 2018 - Dec 2020 27 190 14.2%
Jan 2019 - Dec 2021 33 203 16.3%
Jan 2020 - Dec 2022 29 225 12.9%
Jan 2021 - Dec 2023 38 216 17.6%

 

 

 

Elevating Teacher Voice—Special Call for Invited Manuscripts

The first-of-its-kind special call for invited manuscripts to MTE is seeking invited manuscripts for early 2024 publication that describe preservice or practicing teacher professional learning opportunities and elevate teacher voice. 

Download the Elevating Teacher Voice call (PDF). 
 

Perspectives on Practice

Perspectives on Practice, a new article format, debuted in the September 2022 issue. Perspectives on Practice articles showcase innovations in a previously published MTE article and describe how the scholarly work was interpreted, iterated, or improved on in practice. 

Download the Perspectives on Practice Call (PDF). 

What to Write for MTE

The mission of the online journal Mathematics Teacher Educator (MTE) is to contribute to building a professional knowledge base for mathematics teacher educators that stems from, develops, and strengthens practitioner knowledge. The journal provides a forum for sharing practitioner knowledge related to the preparation and support of teachers of mathematics as well as for verifying and improving that knowledge over time. The journal is thus a tool that uses the personal knowledge that mathematics educators gain from their practice to build a trustworthy knowledge base that can be shared with the profession.

Therefore, all manuscripts should be crafted in a manner that makes the scholarly nature of the work apparent. Toward that end, manuscripts should contain a description of the problem or issue of mathematics teacher education that is addressed, the methods/interventions/tools that were used, the means by which these methods/interventions/tools and their results were studied and documented, and the application of the results to practice (both the authors’ practice and the larger community).

The nature of evidence in a practitioner journal is different from that in a research journal, but evidence is still critically important to ensuring the scholarly nature of the journal. Thus, authors must go beyond simply describing innovations to providing evidence of their effectiveness. Note that effectiveness implies that something is better and not just different as a result of the innovation. In addition, authors should make explicit the specific contribution to our knowledge. Findings should be reported with enough warrants to allow the construction or justification of recommendations for policy and practice.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be no longer than 25 pages of text or 6,250 words (exclusive of references). For ease of reading by reviewers, all figures and tables should be embedded in the correct locations in the text. All manuscripts should be formatted according to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). Manuscripts not conforming to these specifications may be returned without review. Please submit manuscripts using the online manuscript submission and review system.

Because MTE is published online-only, authors are encouraged to take advantage of the possibilities of this medium by including items such as student work, videos, applets, hyperlinks, and other items that enhance the manuscript. Appropriate permission for such items must be submitted before a manuscript will be accepted for publication. In addition, color can be used to the extent that it enhances the submission.

Resources

So You Want to Be an MTE Author? A Tool for Writing Your Next MTE Manuscript

Submission Types Overview

Mathematics Teacher Educator (MTE) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed online journal for practitioners. Effective with the 2021 volume year, three issues of this journal are published each year and subscription is included with NCTM Premium Membership.

The primary audience of Mathematics Teacher Educator is practitioners in mathematics teacher education, with practitioner broadly defined as anyone who contributes to the preparation and professional development of pre-K–12 pre-service and in-service teachers of mathematics. Mathematics teacher educators include but are not limited to mathematics educators, mathematicians, teacher leaders, school district mathematics experts, and professional development providers. Learn more about MTE now.

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