Award to a Minnesota teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to education. Nominations are invited for licensed teachers working in pre-K-12th grade classrooms or in ECFE or Adult Basic Education programs. The award recipient will represent the profession as an advocate for education and a spokesperson for teachers. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year makes presentations, meets with policymakers, and attends frequent meetings.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible nominees must meet these criteria:
- Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school or ECFE or Adult Basic Education program, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
- Have completed five years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
- Intend to teach for the full following school year after being named.
The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 14.
Once nominated, teachers will receive a packet in the mail containing instructions for moving forward in this process. Learn more about how to become a candidate for Minnesota teacher of the year at https://youtu.be/3ajkOgRLNOk. Note: Nominees only can accept nominations in any two consecutive years.