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 more 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. Deadline March 1
Distinguished Service Award
Given to a person or persons who have exhibited valuable professional service and excellence in teaching. Deadline April 1
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 showcases NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction. Deadline June 15
Nell Ann Pickett Service Award
This award is granted each year to an outstanding teacher whose vision and voice have had a major impact on two-year college professionalism and whose teaching exemplifies such outstanding personal qualities as creativeness, sensitivity, and leadership. Deadline November 15
Robert Shafer Memorial Award
This award honors an educator or organization's membership who enriches international education. Deadline July 10