Teacher Excellence

Applicants are generally nominated by an MTEEA affiliated organization.

Applicants must have a minimum of 6 years teaching experience and presently be teaching full time.

Applicants will need to complete a self-evaluation set of questions after they are nominated.

Nominee must be a current member of MTEEA and must also have been a member during a minimum of 2 of the 5 years before the nomination form is sent to the MTEEA Awards Chairperson.

A teacher is eligible to receive a Teacher Excellence Award once every five years.


Program Excellence

Applicants are generally nominated by an MTEEA affiliated organization.

Programs will be assessed using the ITEEA Standards For Technological Literacy as the criteria for assessment. The program must reflect a STEM education philosophy.

Candidates for this award must be characterized as providing technology and engineering education instruction of high quality, learner centered, and relevant to a study of technological literacy.

A minimum of sixty percent (60%) of its department’s technology and engineering teachers must be current members of MTEEA, and must also been members during a minimum of 2 of the 5 years before the nomination form is sent to the MTEEA Awards Chairperson.

The final application will require the submission of a self-study and a detailed school specific curriculum guide which has been written or revised within the last five years.

The school is eligible to receive a Program Excellence Award once every five years.


New Teacher Excellence

Candidates must have between 2 and 5 years of teaching experience and presently teaching Technology Education at time of nomination to be considered a candidate.

Applicants are generally nominated by an MTEEA affiliated organization.


Undergraduate Excellence

Candidates must be enrolled in a Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota Technology Education teacher program at time of nomination.

Nominees are generally nominated by an MTEEA affiliated organization.