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Excellence in Initial Teacher Education

The Award for Excellence in Initial Teacher Education recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and learning in teacher education programs at OISE impacting the development of the next generation of excellent teachers. Nominees’ contributions will be assessed based on demonstrated impact on teacher candidates and the ability to foster enriching teaching and learning experience, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or supervision in teacher education programs. Contributions can be made in one or more of the following areas:

  • Instruction (classroom, lab, virtual)
  • Advising/Supervision/Mentoring of teacher candidates
  • Course design and/or curriculum development
  • Development of innovative teaching methods
  • Development of innovative educational materials
  • Leadership to improve teaching
  • Research on teaching
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in teaching
  • Commitment to professional growth and development and/or effective collaboration with colleagues and education partners

Eligibility: OISE faculty members holding a tenure stream or teaching stream appointment, contractually-limited term appointment, part-time academic appointment, or sessional lecturer appointment with at least two years teaching experience in teacher education programs at OISE (MT, MA-CSE). This award can only be awarded once; previous recipients are ineligible for nomination.

Nomination & Selection Process