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Engage. Educate. Empower.10th Annual College of Education and Teacher Appreciation Awards

2023-2024 Nominations Closed

Award Recipients


The College of Education Awards recognize outstanding alumni, faculty, students, and staff of the college, for their dedication, contributions, and innovations.

Our Annual Teacher Appreciation Awards showcase current P-12 educators working in partnership with the teacher candidates and also highlight the college's future education professionals.


To Make Your Nomination(s)

1) Complete the appropriate Online Nomination Form(s) [the form links are located in the categories below];

2) and upload a one-page nomination letter, explaining the nominee's work and/or contributions in the appropriate category and how those merit consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: Nomination letters that do not include sufficient support information cannot be considered.


Award Categories and Nomination Forms

  • Alumnus of the Year

    Nominations for this award are accepted from College of Education faculty, staff, and students.


    Criterion

    A demonstrated commitment to the College of Education.

  • Faculty Award Categories and Criteria

    The Departments of Counseling and Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Exercise Science.

    Nominations are accepted from College of Education faculty, staff, students, partner educators, and the university community. 


    Teaching

    Demonstrated impactful teaching via student success, which may include student evaluation data, edTPA scores, student active employment following graduation, etc.

    Research

    Demonstrated active agenda pursuing and achieving external funding. Submitted proposals may be considered in part, but alone are not sufficient to merit an award.

    Service

    Combination of community, university, and professional service; active in their discipline, dedication/passion to field of study; puts others first.

    Team Player/Encourager

    Demonstrated support for colleagues and evidence of impactful group work.

  • Student Award Categories: Graduate and Undergraduate

    The Departments of Counseling and Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Exercise Science.

    Nominations, in the four (4) categories below, are accepted from College of Education faculty, staff, students, and the university community.


    Leadership

    Demonstrated ability to work well with others, respectful of others, serve as example for others, inspire others to act and perform their best.

    Service

    Community, university, profession; active in their discipline, dedication/passion to field of study, puts others first.

    Professionalism

    Respectful, demonstrated ability to follow policy and procedure, dependable, responsible, positive attitude, empathetic.

    Go-Getter

    Takes initiative, lifelong learner, proactive, curious, exceed expectations, self-motivated, innovative, eagerly completes tasks.

  • David L. Larimore Excellence in Research Award (graduate)

    (Graduate-Level Award Only)

    This recognition is a prestigious, annual accolade bestowed upon a graduate student from the College of Education who demonstrates outstanding achievement in research.


    Criteria:

    Outstanding Quality of Research: The student’s research should exhibit originality and significance in their field of study. This involves a thorough understanding of the subject matter, innovative methodology, and significant findings that contribute to the field of education.

    Recommendation from Faculty: A nomination or recommendation from faculty members who can attest to the student's research excellence and potential contributions to the field.

    Publication or Presentation at a Conference: The student must either (i) have successfully presented or published their research at a reputable academic conference or in a respected academic journal or (ii) planning to present or publish the findings.

    Eligible nominations constitute research conducted within the last three (3) years.

    The selection process for the David L. Larimore Excellence in Research Award will be overseen by a panel of three (3) faculty members from the College of Education.

    David L. Larimore Award Scoring Rubric

  • Future Educator Awards: Graduate and Undergraduate

    Awarded to teacher candidates in practicum and/or residency experiences (one [1] graduate student and [1] one undergraduate).

    Nominations are accepted from College of Education faculty, academic advisors, and mentor/supervisory educators working with our teacher candidates.

  • Current P-12 Educator Categories

    Nominations for current P-12 educators are accepted from teacher candidates in practicum/residency experiences and College of Education faculty and/or staff working with our partner educators.


    Administrator
    Librarian
    Art
    Middle School
    Early Childhood
    Music
    Elementary School
    Physical Education
    English as a Second Language (ESL)
    School Counselor
    High School
    Special Education

  • Outstanding Advisor and Staff Awards

    Nominations are accepted from College of Education faculty, staff, students, and the university community.


    Advisor Award for Outstanding Service

    A demonstrated commitment to the College of Education and advocacy for student success.

    Staff Award for Outstanding Service

    Demonstrated evidence of exemplary support for College of Education students, staff, faculty, and community stakeholders.

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