The Teacher Advocate – About

Readership: Preservice educators, new teachers, and teacher education professors

Subscribers: Members, nonmembers; both domestic and foreign. School districts receive special bulk rates to enhance their teacher support programs. Contact for more information.

Description: Continuously printed since 1993, the TA is a 20-page, 4-color quarterly print and digital periodical. Our survey revealed that more than half of our readers want TA in a digital format (either only or along with the print version).

The Teacher Advocate is a partner for success to beginning educators. Its stories, practice-oriented articles, resource connections, and expert advice from educators at all levels, inform, encourage, and inspire new teachers.

Content: Write a one-page (500 words) or two-page article (700-850 words) on a topic of interest to new and student teachers such as teaching strategies, professionalism, getting a job, setting up a classroom, or working relationships. Submitted articles are reviewed before publication. NOTE: The TA Submission process has changed. Here is the new process.

Author Guidelines:
Author Guidelines: Download the author guidelines. Be sure to read them carefully so you meet our strict word counts and try to think of ways to bullet or number your content. Remember, most TA articles can be seen as a series of tips with every sentence or every two sentences becoming a stand-alone tip to implement. To see the rubric that will be used for evaluating your manuscript, go to the Write for TA web page. Look at some past issues to see our style (you’ll find them listed in the Submission Process on the same page).

The Teacher Advocate works on a rolling deadline, so feel free to submit any time! Because all articles are reviewed and most need revisions, we work about 12-16 months ahead of deadlines, so even when your article is accepted, it will not be published for 12-18 months.

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