2021 Student Teacher of the Year:
James Michael Sapp
UNC Chapel Hill
2016 Student Teacher of the Year:
East Carolina University
2018 Student Teacher of the Year:
North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
2022 Student Teacher of the Year:
Western Carolina University
2017 Student Teacher of the Year:
NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year Award
Each member institution in good standing may nominate one candidate for the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Award of the Year. One teacher candidate from the NCACTE member institutions will be recognized as the Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year in North Carolina. This recognition will be celebrated at the annual fall NCACTE Teacher Education Forum.
The teacher candidate must have been nominated as the Outstanding Student Teacher, or otherwise recognized for excellence, at their home college or university.
Teacher candidate nominee shall submit an electronic “dossier” that includes the following:
A completed coversheet from the member institution, including a minimum grade point average of 3.25,verified by the dean/designee
A reflection on student teaching experience (based on the writing prompts provided) of no more than 2500 words
double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font.
Recommendation letter* from 3 of the following:
a college/university faculty member
the cooperating teacher
the principal/designee at the school where student teaching was completed
Full Submission Requirements and Rubric can be found using the buttons below.
May 26: Dossiers to be submitted electronically
End-July: Review of teacher candidate dossiers to be completed
Mid-August: Teacher candidate finalists and home institutions notified of selection of top 10
End-August: Finalists must submit RSVP for the celebration
2019 Student Teacher of the Year:
2020 Student Teacher of the Year:
Mid-Atlantic Christian University