NCTE presents several awards to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of literacy, to the field of education, or to the organization. Select from the links below to learn about each award.
David H. Russell Award
This award recognizes published research in language, literature, rhetoric, teaching procedures, or cognitive processes that may sharpen the teaching or the content of English at any level.
Distinguished Service Award
Given to a person or persons who have exhibited valuable professional service and excellence in teaching.
James R. Squire Award
Honors an individual who has given outstanding service to NCTE and the profession of education as a whole.
Given to a public figure or group, outside the teaching profession, who has promoted literacy.
Media Literacy Award
This award will showcase NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction.
Robert Shafer Memorial Award
This award will honor an educator or organization's membership who enrich international education.