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This application information is to be completed and forwarded to the affiliate association's Affiliate Representative, Awards Coordinator, or Designated Official. To find the name and contact information of your affiliate representative, click here - ITEEA Affiliate Representatives. Please pay attention to affiliate association deadlines to allow for review, selection, and submission to ITEEA by December 1st of each year.

Due to the proximity of the ITEEA awards deadline to the busy Thanksgiving holiday,
the awards application deadline has been extended to December 5, 2014

The Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to Technology and Engineering Education classroom teachers and is presented in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession and their students. The Teacher Excellence Award provides public recognition at the local through international levels. On the province or state level, recognition is granted at the affiliated association's annual meeting. The honoree is formally presented with an engraved plaque and other recognition at ITEEA's Annual Conference.

Who is Eligible?
Candidates for the Teacher Excellence Award must be characterized as providing technology and engineering education instruction of high quality, learner centered and relevant to a study of technological literacy. Mandatory requirements include:

  • The teacher must be nominated by an educator.
  • The teacher must be a current member and have held membership for the preceding year in both ITEEA and its affiliated state/provincial association.
  • The teacher must be certified to teach in Technology/Engineering Education and must be a full-time technology and engineering teacher (at least four periods a day).
  • The teacher's administrators must concur that he/she is a professional worthy of being considered an outstanding educator.

Application Information:
Application information for the three levels of awards may be obtained from your affiliate association or by clicking one of the following:

Teacher Excellence Award Information - Elementary - Word - PDF
Teacher Excellence Award Information - Middle School - Word - PDF
Teacher Excellence Award Information - High School - Word - PDF

Selection Process:
ITEEA provides its affiliated associations with recommended selection and criteria procedures to use in choosing honorees. The affiliate association forwards the appropriate information to ITEEA by December 1st.

Please Note: While ITEEA does provide plaques, pins, and certificates, it does not provide registration, travel, or lodging support for the recipients at the conference.

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