The AILACTE Journal is a refereed journal with national representation on its editorial review board published by The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education

Call for Manuscripts

Co-Editors: Jacqueline Crawford, Professor Emeritus, Simpson College; and Elizabeth Leer, Associate Professor of Education, St. Olaf College

Each year the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) publishes a peer-reviewed journal. The goal of the journal is to disseminate scholarly work that will enhance the work of all education professionals and particularly those in liberal arts higher education departments of education.  Manuscripts may address any issue that pertains to the liberal arts context for: teaching and learning, pre-service and in-service education, research and practice related to the preparation and development of teachers, teacher leadership, administration, public policy and legislation, recruitment and retention, advising candidates, candidate and program assessment, and other relevant topics. Project descriptions, research reports, theoretical papers, papers espousing a point of view, and descriptions of activities or issues pertinent to the education and professional development of educators at the local, state, or national level would be appropriate topics for the journal. We look forward to reading your work and learning from your experiences, ideas, and research.


Submission Criteria

As you are preparing your manuscript for submission, please follow the guidelines below.  

  • Submit electronically by June 19, 2020
  • Use The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition (2010) for format and style including 12-point point, Times New Roman style, and 1” margins
  • Limit manuscript to no more than 20 pages, double-spaced
  • Include a reference list that follows APA style guidelines exactly (not part of the 20-page maximum)
  • Include a running head (no more than 50 characters) and page numbers on subsequent pages (following APA style)
  • Complete the Submission Form AILACTE Journal Submission Form
  • Submit the Submission Form and Manuscript MS Word or compatible software for Windows XP
  • Submit your materials to [email protected] by June 19, 2019