The Distinguished Research in Teacher Education award has been established to recognize and encourage outstanding investigations influencing teacher education and/or student learning. This award carries a plaque. GATE will pay the conference registration and a year of annual membership.
- Person(s) must be involved in research in teacher education at the college/university level, in public or private school systems, or in other educational agencies. The author(s) need not be active members of GATE.
- Article submitted must be published or accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal within the last two years.
- Article submitted must not exceed 12,000 words, not including appendices and references.
- Scholarship has the potential to improve teacher education and/or student learning.
- Scholarship exemplifies strong theoretical grounding and methodology and clear writing.
Nomination Packet Format:
- Cover page with title of article, name of author(s), and contact person with address, phone number and email
- Copy of the article that does not exceed 12,000 words, not including appendices and references
- Letter from the editor confirming acceptance for publication (applies to accepted articles only)
Self-nominations are accepted.
Deadline for receipt of nominations: June 15 of each year.
Email all nominations to:
Dr. Ewa McGrail
College of Education and Human Development
Georgia State University
2018: not awarded
2017: not awarded
2016: Dr. Joyce Many and Dr. Teresa Fisher, Georgia State University. "From PDS classroom teachers to urban teacher educators: Learning from professional development school boundary spanners." School-University Partnerships,7(1), 49-63.
2015: not awarded
2014: Dr. Ewa McGrail, Georgia State University, and Dr. J. Patrick McGrail, Jacksonville State University. "Preparing young writers for invoking and addressing today's interactive digital audiences."
2013: not awarded
2012: Dr. Shonda Lemons-Smith, Georgia State University. "Tapping into the Intellectual Capital of Black Children in Mathematics: Examining the Practices of Preservice Elementary Teachers." In J. Leonard and D. Martin (Eds.), The brilliance of Black children in mathematics: Beyond the numbers and toward new discourse, pp. 325-341. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.
2010: not awarded
2009: Dr Robert A. DeVillar and Dr. Binbin Jiang.
2008: not awarded
2007: Tak Cheung Chan, Binbin Jiang, and Judy Patterson, Kennesaw State University.
2006: Susan Swars, Lynn Hart, and Stephanie Smith, Georgia State University , and Marvin Smith, Kennesaw State University. "The Impact of a Developmental Teacher Preparation Program on Elementary Preservice Teachers' Mathematics Beliefs and Knowledge."
2005: Yali Zhao, Georgia State University. "Social studies teachers’ perspectives of technology integration."