Celebrating and Supporting Inspirational Teachers Nationwide

National University, a leader in teacher education, is teaming up with Harmony SEL and Inspire Teaching & Learning to present the annual National University Teacher Award. Inspire and Harmony have partnered with National University to increase the impact of the annual award by including a full-tuition scholarship toward National University’s Master of Arts in Social and Emotional Learning. This opportunity is designed to help teachers advance their education, develop their teaching toolkits, and continue to make an impact in the lives of their students.

This year, we’re seeking stories from teachers around the country who are dedicated to helping their students thrive. Based on their story submissions, Five regional finalists across the US will be selected and awarded a gift of $10,000 and the full-tuition scholarship. 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!

Recipients of the award are selected by a committee of educators based on an application process that includes information provided by teachers to assess how closely they represent the characteristics of inspiring teaching.

NU, Inspire, and Harmony are part of the National University System — an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse population of lifelong learners, including Pre-K-12 students and working professionals.

About National University

National University, a veteran-founded nonprofit, has been dedicated to meeting the needs of hard-working adults by providing accessible, affordable, achievable higher education opportunities since 1971. NU offers over 75 online and on-campus programs and flexible four-week classes designed to help students reach their goals while balancing busy lives.

As the top educator of educators in California, NU offers teaching degrees and credentials in special education, teacher education, educational leadership, school psychology, and educational counseling, as well as SEL-focused master’s programs and professional development. NU has recommended more candidates for California teaching credentials than any other university in the state.

A Teacher and students laughing.

About Inspire Teaching & Learning

Inspire celebrates and develops inspirational educators through on-demand courses and resources at no cost. Through teacher training, Inspire supports social and emotional learning.

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Students enaged in learning.

About Harmony SEL

Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students, accessible online and at no cost. Harmony fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to develop healthy identities and relationships by providing SEL learning resources, tools, and strategies.

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