• Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award

    The Christa McAuliffe Award honors exemplary teacher education programs at AASCU institutions. Specifically, it recognizes programs that have done an exemplary job of using evidence of their graduates’ impact on P-12 learning outcomes to inform improvements to their pre-service preparation and professional development programs. To win this award, teacher education and professional development programs must not only demonstrate effectiveness in producing P-12 learning outcomes, but also explain how they have redesigned their programs as a result of these P-12 learning outcomes.

    Review and Selection Process

    Each year, a first screening of all applications is conducted by the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU). A committee of AASCU presidents and chancellors subsequently reviews all applications and selects winners.

    The 2016 award will be presented at this year’s AASCU Annual Meeting. Starting with this year’s winner, a follow-up presentation will also be made at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the TECSCU Affiliate Group Meeting in March 2017.

    Please check back for more information about the 2017 application process.

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  • WINNERS

    • 2014
      California State University, Fresno
    • 2014
      Hunter College (CUNY)
    • 2013
      Valdosta State University (Ga.)
    • 2011
      Black Hills State University, S.D.
    • 2010
      Western Oregon University
    • 2009
      University of Houston – Clear Lake
    • 2008
      Towson University, Md.
    • 2008
      Western Kentucky University
    • 2007
      St. Cloud State University, Minn.
    • 2007
      University of Northern Colorado
    • 2007
      Western Carolina University, N.C.
    • 2006
      Northwest Missouri State University
    • 2006
      University of North Carolina – Wilmington
    • 2005
      Ball State University, Indiana
    • 2005
      Old Dominion University, Va
    • 2004
      Longwood University, Va,
    • 2004
      University of Central Florida
    • 2004
      Valdosta State University, Ga.
    • 2003
      Central Michigan University
    • 2003
      San Diego State University
    • 2003
      University of Nebraska – Omaha
    • 2003
      University of Toledo/Bowling Green State University, Ohio (joint)
    • 2002
      East Carolina University
    • 2002
      Indiana State University
    • 2002
      University of Maryland Baltimore County