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 

This research commentary illuminates teachers’ insights that help examine the nuanced relationship between spaces and situations that describe the impact of fostering belongingness and elevating their voices. Data includes results from a qualitative survey, which was a convenience sample across the southern region of the United States. The findings highlight the need for creating environments that cultivate a sense of belonging and empower teachers. By elevating the voices of teachers, our intention was to underscore the significance of acknowledging what they express and the emotions they navigate daily inside and outside of their classrooms. We conclude with some call-to-action strategies for mathematics teacher educators as they work alongside teachers and other stakeholders to elevate the educational experience for teachers and students alike.

Connecting university methods courses and teacher daily practice is a persistent challenge in teacher education. Another challenge is preparing teachers to enact equitable instruction that meets the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. We take on these challenges by supporting practicing elementary teachers to design case-based teaching scenarios for preservice teachers that engage them with enacting culturally grounded mathematics and science instruction. We draw on data from workshops with teachers to illustrate how the design process elevates teachers’ voices while also supporting their own learning. Workshop features that proved powerful for teachers included collaborating with colleagues, offering and receiving peer feedback, and working with a table describing key features of culturally grounded pedagogy in mathematics and science.

First-year teachers often experience tensions between their visions of high-quality and equitable mathematics instruction and the realities of school culture and politics. Subsequently, first-year teachers need a professional learning space where they can be supported in enacting their instructional visions while developing their professional voices. In this paper, we share the voices of four first-year teachers and how a community of practice supported them to navigate the individual challenges of their classroom practices. Findings from this study yielded two major themes: 1) the community of practice supported them to reflect, envision, and articulate alternative realities; and 2) instructional visions were filters that empowered them to strengthen their professional voices while developing as equitable mathematics teachers.

Author:

I describe a unit on antiracist mathematics teaching I developed and implemented in an elementary mathematics methods course. It may serve as an example to other mathematics teacher educators on how to incorporate antiracist mathematics teaching in their courses. I report on the unit's components, its impact on the preservice teachers in my course, my reflections about the unit (including possible modifications), and implications for other mathematics teacher educators.

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

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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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