You Have a Story. We Want to Hear it!

As a leader in teacher education, National University is teaming up with Inspire Teaching & Learning and Harmony SEL to present the National University Teacher Award. Created to support educators like you, this award is our way of recognizing your courage, compassion, and dedication. Tell us how you engage and support your students for a chance to win $50,000 and a scholarship to NU.

Five Regional Finalists will be selected and awarded a gift of $10,000 and a full-tuition scholarship toward National University’s Master of Arts in Social and Emotional Learning. One of the five Regional Finalists will be selected as the National University Teacher of the Year and receive a grand prize total of $50,000!

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How It Works

Simply fill out the application forms with as much detail as possible and submit the forms! Any teacher who meets the eligibility requirements and embeds the Inspirational Indicators in their daily instruction is welcome to apply.

Our committee reviews each and every submission and will reach out to those who qualify.

Not a teacher? Nominate an inspirational teacher you know! If the teacher you nominate meets the requirements, they will receive an email from National University Teacher Award with an invitation to participate and a request to complete an application.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a licensed/credentialed teacher — all grade levels and subject areas are eligible
  • Teach at a Pre-K-12 school (public, private, or charter) in the United States
  • Have an account with Harmony SEL or Inspire Teaching & Learning. Don’t have an account yet? Register at no cost here.
  • Have a minimum of three years of classroom teaching
  • Be a U.S. resident
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