Mission Statement


Issues in Teacher Education (ITE) is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly by the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE). The journal publishes original manuscripts focusing on topics, concerns, and methodologies for improving the quality of teacher education, broadly conceived to include pre-service preparation, the induction years, and the professional development of career teachers.


Current Issue of ITE

Volume 29, Number 1, Fall 2020

Editor’s Introduction
Terri Patchen

Reclaiming Uplift:
Caring for Teacher Candidates During the Covid-19 Crisis
Christian A. Bracho

Practice What You Preach:
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy During Covid-19
Jolan M. Smith

Teacher Education in the Borderlands:
Examining the Intersections of Being a Teacher Candidate and Essential Worker in the Age of Covid-19
Lluliana Alonso

Interrogating College of Education Mandates from the Margins:
Realizations from a Shift in Perspective
Socorro Orozco 

Centering Wellness and Fostering Interconnectedness With Future Educators of Color During a Global Pandemic and Racial Justice Uprising 
Oscar Navarro

Creating Community from a Physical Distance
Insights and Reflections from a Bilingual Teacher Educator

Michelle Soto-Peña

Vexations and Breakthroughs
Taking an In-Person Tutoring Program Online

Margaret Sauceda Curwen

Art Access and Equity in Teacher Education During a Pandemic
Browning M. Neddeau

Facilitating Meaningful Collaboration Between Special and General Education Teachers Through Synchronous Online Learning
Brad Fogo &  Mary Requa

Lessons from Pandemic Teacher Candidate Supervision
Cynthia Geary

Finalizing Teacher Education Capstone Projects in an Unstable Environment
Three Strategies for Success

Heather Michel

Co-Innovating a Paradigm Shift from a Pandemic
Tara Barnhart

Reconsidering Preservice-Mentor Relationships in Complex Times
New Possibilities for Collaboration and Contribution

Nancy T. Walker & Amy Ardell

Making Virtual Co-Teaching Work in a Covid-19 Environment
Estella W. Chizhik & Regina R. Brandon

Building Partnerships to Support Teachers With Distance Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Cohorts, Confidence, and Microteaching

Rebecca Birch & Katherine Lewis

Call for Manuscripts

ITE is always seeking new submissions!

ITE welcomes submissions in a variety of genres, including empirical research, philosophical or theoretical investigations, reports by practitioners in various field settings that ground teacher preparation (e.g., descriptions of innovative practices/curriculum situated in the literature), and book reviews related to the theme. All submissions must be scholarly in nature and demonstrate substantive knowledge of teacher education as a field of study. To learn more about ITE and submit a manuscript, click here.

California Council on Teacher Education

Founded in 1945, the California Council on the Education of Teachers (now the California Council on Teacher Education as of July 2001) is a non-profit organization devoted to stimulating the improvement of the pre-service and in-service education of teachers and administrators. The Council attends to this general goal with the support of a community of teacher educators, drawn from diverse constituencies, who seek to be informed, reflective, and active regarding significant research, sound practice, and current public educational issues.

Upcoming Conferences

Fall 2020 CCTE Conference
October 22-24
Kona Kai Resort, San Diego
Theme: The Future of Teacher Education