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Teacher Education and Special Education

Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) stimulates and improves the preparation of those who will work with children with disabilities. It offers research on exceptionality and the teaching of exceptional children, as well as the critical issues shaping the future of teacher education. The journal publishes original research, evaluations of personnel preparation programs, and interpretive or critical literature reviews.

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Email Co-Editor: Cynthia Griffin

Email Co-Editor: Melinda Leko


Call and Application Procedures for Editorship

The Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children invites applications from individuals or teams for the editorship of Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE). TESE is a peer reviewed publication whose purposes are to support the goals of TED and to stimulate thoughtful consideration of the critical issues shaping the future of teacher education. (See for additional details on the journal’s mission, policies, and processes).
  • Term of editorship: January 1st, 2025 – December 31st, 2027
  • Possibility of second (3 year) term renewal with TED board approval.

Timeline of TESE Editor Search Process

  • October 6th – Send out call for TESE editor applications.
  • January 30th – Call for applications closes.
  • February – Search committee reviews applications and interviews top applicants.
  • March 13th – Search committee presents recommendation to TED board for approval.
  • May – December – New TESE editor(s) collaborate with outgoing TESE editors to facilitate smooth transition.
  • January 1st, 2025 – New TESE editor(s) begin editorship term.

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Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) is proud to recognize excellence among our TESE Board of Reviewers based on the quality, quantity, and timeliness of their reviews. The following six outstanding TESE reviewers have been chosen for 2022 from the 90 reviewers currently serving on the Board of Reviewers. Congratulations! 

Jemma Bae Kwon, California State University, Sacramento

Joyce Gomez-Najarro, California State University, Fullerton

Carlyn Mueller, University of Wisconsin, Madison

David Peyton, Appalachian State University

Wendy Rodgers, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

John Romig, University of Texas, Arlington


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