NCTE offers awards in many categories. See the category list below for award details and nomination information or view the Alphabetical List of Awards.
The Secondary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English has 3 high school level awards:
High School Teachers of Excellence
The Secondary Section of NCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate high school classroom teachers. All state, provincial, regional, and local affiliates can participate in nominating a high school teacher for this award. Annually, each affiliate will determine one person in that affiliate to receive this award from the Secondary Section.
The Paul and Kate Farmer English Journal Writing Award is given annually to the authors of two articles written by teachers and published in English Journal. Book reviewers will not be eligible for consideration, but articles written for specific English Journal columns may be considered. and the
The Edwin M. Hopkins Award recognizes outstanding English Journal articles written by someone who does not qualify for the English Journal Paul and Kate Farmer Award. This award is given bi-annually (every other year).
Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship funds will provide funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers in public educational institutions. The purpose of the scholarship is to support postgraduate training to enhance teaching skills and/or career development in teaching.
Established in 1970; given by the NCTE Standing Committee on Research, the 2009 Promising Researcher Award Competition is open to individuals who have completed dissertations, theses, or initial, independent studies after the dissertations between December 1, 2006 and January 31, 2009.