Murray State University

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal

The purpose of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research, critical issues, information and ideas concerning teacher preparation to advance instruction for educators of exceptional and gifted children, for a positive impact on the education of students with and without disabilities. This journal has a focus of national, regional and state perspectives and research related to teacher education issues in special education and gifted education. In addition to periodical calls for submissions to special issues, KTEJ accepts general papers and proposals on a year-round basis.

Call for Proposals

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KETJ)

KTEJ is planning to publish a special edition of our online, refereed journal, KTEJ, 2023 KEEP Minigrants Special Edition. KTEJ seeks faculty proposals for articles that promote original research ideas related to the KEEP 2023 Minigrants provided to the recipients and the research related to the High Leverage Practices. Read the Call For Proposals in full by clicking here. Proposals are due by July 1, 2023.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jamie Mahoney at ; Editor-in-Chief.

Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2024) Poverty and Principals

This issue will discuss the impact poverty has over children living in rural Kentucky and other mitigating factors affecting closing the gaps in their educational journey. Another article discussed how to prepare principals in supporting students with disabilities throughout their educational journey. Thank you for reading and supporting The Kentucky Teacher Teacher Education Journal. Please submit your articles Jamie Mahoney

Research Articles


Caroline Ackerman and Kera B. Ackerman