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.

The 2023 award recipients will be honored during the AACTE 75th Annual Meeting, February 24 – 26. For an overview of the last year’s award winners, read the press release.

Call for Submissions

AACTE is currently accepting entries for the following 2023 awards. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2022. Learn more about the 2023 AACTE Awards, eligibility and criteria.

Best Practice Awards

2023 Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity
This award recognizes the infusion of diversity throughout all components of a school, college, or department of education (SCDE) as critical to quality educator preparation and professional development. Submit your entry.

2023 Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives
This award recognizes exemplary practice in the intercultural, global, cross-cultural, and international arenas. Submit your entry

2023 Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology
This award recognizes an innovative use of educational technologies in a school, college, or department of education (SCDE). Submit your entry.

 Professional Achievement Awards

2023 David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education
This award recognizes an individual for distinguished achievement in the field of policy and/or research related to policy in educator preparation. Submit your entry.

2023 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Partnership, Advocacy, Collaboration, And Engagement (P.A.C.E. Award)
This award, administered by the Committee on Membership Development and Capacity Building, recognizes outstanding contributions of member institutions that highlight capacity building and engagement. Submit your entry

2023 Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to educator preparation, either through distinguished service to the educator preparation community or through the development and promotion of outstanding practices in educator preparation at the collegiate, state, or national level. Submit your entry

2023 Outstanding Holmes Institution Award
This award recognizes Holmes Program institutions that demonstrate exemplary and innovative practices in supporting graduate students of color resulting in increased productivity of its scholars. Submit your entry

Writing and Research Awards 

2023 Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education
The Margaret B. Lindsey Award recognizes distinguished achievement in research over the last decade that has had a major impact on the field of educator preparation. Submit your entry

New this Year: AACTE Renames Awards

AACTE has named its Outstanding book award in honor of the prominent American pedagogical theorist and teacher educator Gloria J. Ladson-Billings. Distinguished for her work in the field of education, her expertise is in cultural pedagogy and equity in educator and student instruction, including critical race theory.

Learn more about the 2023 Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award.

Submission are closed.

The AACTE Dissertation Award has been named in honor of James D. Anderson, dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a leading scholar of American education. His landmark book, The Education of Blacks in the South, transformed the field of African American educational history.

Learn more about the 2023 James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Submissions are closed.

 

AACTE Award Categories

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.

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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.

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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.

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Research in Teacher Education

The Margaret B. Lindsey Award recognizes an individual whose research over the last decade has made a major impact on the field of teacher education.

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Achievement in Teacher Education

The David G. Imig Award recognizes distinguished achievement in the field of policy or research in teacher education. The recipient(s) of this award need not be from an AACTE member institution or otherwise affiliated with AACTE, although there should be an obvious connection between the achievement recognized and AACTE’s mission and work.

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Contributions to Teacher Education

The Edward C. Pomeroy Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teacher education, either through distinguished service to the teacher education community or through the development and promotion of outstanding practices in teacher education at the collegiate, state, or national level.

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Outstanding Book Award

This award recognizes as exemplary books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. AACTE will accept ebooks should your warehouse not be able to ship hard copies by the deadline

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Outstanding Dissertation Award

This award recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation.

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Outstanding JTE Article Award

This award, cosponsored by Sage, recognizes exemplary scholarship published in the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) in the area of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation.

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