OATE Outstanding Student Teacher Award

The Awards Committee of OATE would appreciate your nomination of an outstanding student teacher.  OATE would like to recognize a student teacher who has demonstrated exemplary performance during his/her student teaching experience.

The winner will be OATE’s guest for dinner and receive recognition at the spring meeting of OATE/OACTE.  In addition, the winner will receive a plaque and a free membership in OATE for the following academic year. 

The nomination must be submitted by a current OATE member(s).  Nominations are limited to one from each institution.  Please make sure that your nomination packets are complete before submitting, since nominees can be disqualified due to incomplete materials.

Nomination and Selection Criteria For the Outstanding 
Student Teacher of the Year


a. Demonstrated innovation and exemplary practice during student teaching

b. Has been identified by the education faculty and school personnel as “outstanding”


a. Complete Cover Page

b. Letter of nomination by OATE Member

c. Description of the student which reflects exemplary practice

d. One (1) additional support letter from any of the following:

Dean or Chair, peers, etc.

College or University Administration

Cooperating teacher, faculty, advisor

Building Principal and/or District Administrator

The Awards Committee thanks you for your nomination.  Questions?  Please contact Lindsay Vance at LVance@lourdes.edu.

Please submit all nomination materials to Lindsay Vance at LVance@lourdes.edu.  Please label file name(s) by nominee’s name and category. The deadline is June 16, 2023

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