AACTE Awards Program
The AACTE Awards Program recognizes excellence in both member institutions and individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of educator preparation. In identifying notable programs, practices, activities, writing, and research, these awards encourage all member institutions to strengthen the profession of teacher preparation through innovation, high standards, and leadership.
Applications for the 2020 AACTE awards are now open on AACTE’s online submission site. Entries for the Outstanding Book Award were due May 16 and entries for the Outstanding Dissertation Award are due August 20. All other award submissions are due October 9.
Read the full descriptions and submission criteria for all awards in the Call for Entries.
- Jane S. Bray, dean of Darden College of Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University, will receive the 2019 AACTE Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education. – Learn more.
- Kelly C. Henson, executive secretary at Georgia Professional Standards Commission, will receive the 2019 AACTE David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education. – Learn more.
- The Butler University College of Education will receive the 2019 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives for “Global Network for Teacher Preparation.” – Learn more.
- The University of Central Arkansas College of Education will receive the 2019 AACTE Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology for its “iPad Mobile Learning Initiative.” – Learn more.
- Mary E. Dilworth, an education advisor to a range of nonprofit education organizations and institutions, will receive the 2019 AACTE Outstanding Book Award for Millennial Teachers of Color. – Learn more.
- Melanie M. Acosta of the University of Alabama, Michele Foster of the University of Louisville, and Diedre F. Houchen of the University of Florida, will receive the 2019 AACTE Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award for “Why Seek the Living Among the Dead? African American Pedagogical Excellence: Exemplar Practice for Teacher Education.” – Learn more.
- Emily Evans Fanaeian, interim director of English as a Second Language/Bilingual Graduate Programs for the School of Education at Edgewood College, will receive the 2019 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for her study, Preparing Pre-service Teachers for Working with Linguistically Diverse Students: Examining University Teacher Preparation Programs Across the United States. – Learn more.
AACTE Award Categories
Call for Entries: 2020 AACTE Awards
Award winners will be honored at the 2020 AACTE Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, during the general sessions.