The NTE Journal

The National Teacher Education Journal is a nationally refereed journal designed for educators in K-12, community college, and university settings. The goal of the National Teacher Education Journal is to share educational research or innovative techniques from many different educational disciplines of education within the United States of America and the rest of the world. The journal currently publishes two times a year, but can publish more than two issues.  The current acceptance rate is (5/16/2018): .67 (67% acceptance) The  5-year average acceptance rate from 2013-2018 is .70 with a range of 67-74%.

Journal History:  Initially started as the Southeastern Teacher Education Journal in the Fall of 2008, the journal immediately took on a more national following.  In the Fall of 2010, the journal name was changed to the National Teacher Education Journal  to reflect a more national impact in the field of education.  

EBSCO HOST:  The NTE Journal has a partnership with EBSCO HOST. This partnership means that issues of the National Teacher Education Journal are sent electronically to EBSCO HOST and uploaded approximately 6-9 months after publication. Journals are uploaded to the EBSCO HOST "RESEARCH EDUCATION COMPLETE" search engine. It is important to note that the NTE Journal does not control the timing of uploads to the EBSCO HOST site.  Uploads can take more than a year to be uploaded.    

Cabell's Directory:  The NTE JOURNAL has been listed in Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities since November of 2011.  

Submissions & Format

Note: The format requirements for manuscripts submitted for review may differ from the final format of a published manuscript.  Below are the directions for submitting manuscripts for review.  


It is important to follow format guidelines.  Failure to follow format guidelines will result in the manuscript not being reviewed.  

  • Your manuscript should be single-spaced. The first page is the only page that includes a one-column format.  For submission purposes, the first page should only include the following in 12 font unless otherwise noted: Title of manuscript (22 font) author(s), abstract, keywords, and about the authors. "About the authors" should only include 2-4 lines about each author (ex: John or Jane Doe is an Associate Professor at....). It's important to note that none of the body of the manuscript will be placed on the first page (for review purposes). After the first page (one-column format), the pages that follow should be in two-column format. Graphs, tables, charts or pictures are the only exception within the body of the manuscript that may be placed in an one-column format. However, if spacing for graphs, tables, charts or pictures is more appropriate in a two-column format, this can be allowed (at the discretion of the editor). Your submitted manuscript  should be unnumbered and left-adjusted between the margins. Your paper should be in 12 point font except for the title of the manuscript which is in 22 font (New Times Roman is preferred).  Acknowledgements: You may include acknowledgements at the end of the body of the paper before the references.


  • Abstracts are listed on the first page after the manuscript title (22 font) and authors names.  Abstracts should be 75-150 words in length. Skip 2 lines before and after abstract .
  • After the abstract:   List your keywords and "about the authors".  Once you do this, you are finished with the first page.  The body of the manuscript will begin on page 2.


Submitted manuscripts should only use sectional headings. Do not use footers or headers.  Leave 1 line blank above and 1 line blank below the headings. If a heading is directly followed by a subheading leave a blank line between the heading and subheading.  As previously mentioned, the body of the document should be left-justified.

Submissions should not have any numbers, headers, or footers.  

To EMAIL your manuscript for review, you may email the editor at : editor@ntejournal.com.  

Review Board

  • Dr. Matthew Boggan, Editor, Professor at Georgia Gwinnett College (University System of Georgia)
  • Dr. Penny Wallin, Associate Professor at Mississippi State University
  • Dr. Frank Lilly, Associate Professor at Sacramento State University
  • Dr. Kim Creasy, Associate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado
  • Dr. Paula Mathis, Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii
  • Dr. Frank Dykes, Associate Professor at University of Texas-Tyler
  • Dr. Carl Hancock, Professor at the University of Alabama
  • Dr. Ingrad D. Smith, Professor at Jackson State University
  • Dr. Adrian Zappala, Professor at Pierce College (PA)
  • Dr. Kioh Kim, Associate Professor at the University of Louisiana-Monroe
  • Dr. Nichelle Boyd, Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi
  • Dr. Timothy Hatten, Professor at Rock Valley College (IL)
  • Dr. Mickey Dunaway, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Dr. David Fuller, Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University

NOTE:   Opinions expressed in the NTE Journal are not necessarily the opinions of the editor or the review board. 

Subscriptions or ordering individual hard copies

Subscriptions:  Libraries or individuals interested in subscribing to the NTE Journal may contact the editor (editor@ntejournal.com).   The NTE Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal.    Some of the most recent issues are  uploaded to this site.  Please contact the editor if you wish to purchase a physical issue of the journal for your personal library.  The NTE Journal will try to expedite orders, but please allow at least 8-10 weeks for delivery.   The NTE Journal is an independent journal of research and innovative techniques and is not supported by an organization or association.  Funds collected from the purchase of individual issues will be applied toward the financial support for the journal.  

Journal ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)# 1945-3744

Journal FEIN # 26-3497441 


Contact the Editor


Please note that the editor may not answer your email immediately, but will attempt to answer emails within a week of receiving your email.  

Thank you ahead of time for your patience.