The Distinguished Program in Teacher Education award has been established to recognize and honor outstanding teacher education programs which exemplify collaboration and partnership between local education agencies (e.g., school systems, community agencies) and teacher education programs. This award carries a plaque and a check.

Award Criteria:

  • A program is informed by collaboration and partnership with local education agencies.
  • Program goals are clearly stated and evaluated.
  • Data are provided to showcase impact on teaching and learning.
  • Principles on which the program is based are theoretically sound and are adaptable by other teacher education programs.

Nomination Packet Format:

  • Cover page with name of program and institutional participants and contact person with address, phone number and email
  • An overview of the program (not exceeding 5 pages) should include:
    • Description of the program and the program mission
    • Description of ways the program meets the criteria for the award:
      • A program is informed by collaboration and partnership with local education agencies.
      • Program goals are clearly stated and evaluated.
      • Data are provided to showcase impact on teaching and learning.
      • Principles on which the program is based are theoretically sound and are adaptable by other teacher education programs.
  • One piece of evidence in support of each criterion

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Deadline for receipt of nominations: June 15 of each year.

Email all nominations to:

Dr. Ewa McGrail
College of Education and Human Development
Georgia State University
E-mail: emcgrail@gsu.edu

Award Winners:

2018:  not awarded

2017:  Early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia

2016:  Early Childhood Education, Columbus State University

2015:  The Doctor of Education with a major in School Improvement Program, University of West Georgia

2014:  not awarded

2013:  The ESOL Endorsement Program in Middle and Secondary Education, Georgia State University

2012:  The Bachelor of Science Program in Early childhood Education and Early Childhood Education with ESOL, Dalton State College

2011: 

2010:  not awarded

2009:  not awarded

2008:  not awarded

2007:  The Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Emory University; and the TEEMS English Education Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Georgia State University

2006:  The Initial Preparation Program of Berry College and the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences

2005:  not awarded