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2020-2021 College of Education &
Teacher Appreciation Awards

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

This year marks our 7th Annual Teacher Appreciation Awards highlighting current P-12 educators working in partnership with our teacher candidates, as well as celebrating future educators, graduate and undergraduate.

As 2020 has presented everyone with unexpected changes, adaptations, and frustrations...educators from early to higher education, administrators, staff, and students have responded with resilience, creativity, and hope.

This year, more than ever, we encourage you to make your nomination(s) for the College of Education and Teacher Appreciation Awards.

Nominations Closed

eee graphicPlease complete the appropriate Online Nomination Form(s) [form links located in the categories below] 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.


 Categories

  • Alumnus of the Year

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

    A demonstrated commitment to the College of Education.

  • Faculty Award Categories

    FACULTY CATEGORIES / CRITERIA (all departments)
    Nominations are accepted from College of Education faculty, staff, students, partner educators, and the university community. 
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    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; 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

    STUDENT CATEGORIES (all departments)
    Nominations for Graduate & Undergraduate Students
    Nominations, in the top four (4) categories, are accepted from College of Education faculty, staff, students, and the university community.

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    Nominations for Future Educators*
    Nominations are accepted from College of Education faculty, academic advisors, and mentor/supervisory educators working with our teacher candidates (graduate and undergraduate).

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    All Departments
    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.

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    FUTURE EDUCATOR*

    Awarded to one undergraduate and one graduate student.

  • 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.

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    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 & Staff Awards

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

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    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.

  • Annual Awards Reception

    AWARDS RECEPTION & CEREMONY

    Until Spring 2020, the College of Education hosted an in-person, annual awards reception on campus during the celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, at the end of the semester.

    In 2020, recipients received their awards virtually.

    Event plans for 2021 are pending - we'll keep you posted.

    National Teacher Appreciation Week Starts May 3, 2021.

  • Past Recipients 2015-2020

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