AACTE Awards Program

Best Practice Awards

The AACTE Best Practice Awards recognize member institutions that demonstrate excellence with innovative or otherwise exemplary programs. Institutions can self-nominate or be nominated by others. Winners are chosen by an AACTE standing committee and recognized at the Annual Meeting.

Innovative Use of Technology

This award, sponsored by AACTE's Committee on Innovation and Technology, recognizes an innovative use of educational technologies in a school, college, or department of education (SCDE).

Applicants should identify the program's context, goals, and objectives; its components; and the impact technologies have had based on qualitative or quantitative research. Only programs that have been in place for at least 2 years will be considered.

The award winner will receive special recognition at AACTE's 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Global and International Perspectives

This award recognizes exemplary practice in the intercultural, global, cross-cultural, and international arenas. It is sponsored by AACTE's Committee on Global Diversity as part of its mission to assure that a global/international perspective is brought to policy and programs associated with the preparation of education professionals.

The Committee seeks applications from AACTE member institutions that have infused global/international perspectives into teacher preparation curriculum, personnel, policies, and program(s).

The award winner will receive special recognition at AACTE's 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Multicultural Education and Diversity

This award, sponsored by AACTE's Committee on Global Diversity, recognizes the infusion of diversity throughout all components of a school, college, or department of education (SCDE) as critical to quality teacher preparation and professional development. Specifically, the incorporation of issues related to culture, language, demographics, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and exceptionalities in the education process are perceived as important.

The Committee seeks nominations from AACTE member institutions for SCDE programs that have infused multicultural education and diversity into teacher preparation and successfully addressed such issues throughout their curriculum, personnel, policies, and programs.

The award winner will receive special recognition at AACTE's 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Call for Entries: 2018 AACTE Awards

Full call for entries will be available in May

Submission Deadlines:

  • Outstanding Book Award: May 30, 2017
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award: August 18, 2017

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Award winners will be honored at the 2018 AACTE Annual Meeting, March 1–3 in Baltimore, Maryland, during the general sessions.