Focus and Scope

Educational Renaissance provides an interdisciplinary forum among teacher educators at the Professorial, Dean, Provost and Presidential levels.  The focus of the journal is on promising practices, policy, and research in teacher and school administrator preparation.   Of particular interest is research that speaks to The Renaissance Group Principles.

Educational Renaissance publishes four types of articles – Feature Articles, Reviews/Essays/Responses, Case Stories and Book/Media Reviews. Feature articles present important data-based research results of broad significance for the preparation of educators.  Reviews/Essays/Responses describe new developments related to teacher preparation and may address issues of relevance to the field of education in general.  These should be research-based and well referenced.  Case Stories describe particular innovative attempts to improve practice or particular situations that may inform the field.  Book and Media Reviews examine recent works that are likely to be of interest to teacher educators.

Peer Review Process

Reviewers represent a distinguished group of educational scholars including Presidents, Provosts, Deans, and Professors of Teacher Education from Renaissance Group member institutions.   Typically three reviewers will evaluate each submission; each review will take up to two months.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published once a year, with occaisional special issues.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  We do not charge any APC's.

Sponsors

Educational Renaissance is generously sponsored by the following member institutions:

Black Hills State University

Member since 2006 | website

California State University, Fresno

Member since 1992 | website

Emporia State University

Member since 1990 | website

Frostburg State University

Member since 2007 | website

Glenville State College

Member since September, 2009 | website

Kean University

Member since 2000 | website

Kennesaw State University

Member since 2000 | website

Longwood University

Member since 1998 | website

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Member since 2005 | website

Middle Tennessee State University

Member since 1991 | website

Minnesota State University Mankato

Member since 2008 | website

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Member since 2001 | website

Northwest Missouri State University

Member since 1999 | website

Saint Cloud State University

Member since 2000 | website

Sonoma State University

Member since 2000 | website

Southeast Missouri State University

Member since 1994 | website

Tennessee State University

Member since 2007 | website

The University of Toledo

Member since 2003 | website

University of Central Missouri

Member since 2001 | website

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Member since 2008 | website

Valdosta State University

Member since 2000 | website

Western Illinois University

Member since 2004 | website

Western Kentucky University

Member since 1989 | website

Western New Mexico University

Member since 1999 | website

Western Washington University

Member since 2006 | website

Sources of Support

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

Journal History

Educational Renaissance was created in 2011 to publish research and analyses that advance the exemplary preparation of teachers through university and college commitment to the transformation of education for meeting societal needs.