The College of Education Annual Awards Banquet recognizes the achievements of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the College. Make a nomination in the categories listed below or click here to view past award winners. For Alumni Award nominations, click here.

Nominations are due November 1st.


Faculty and Staff Awards

Diversity Awards recognize how faculty and staff embody the College of Education values of diversity, cultural competence, equity and inclusion. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Distinguished Professional Staff Award was established to recognize, celebrate, and reward exceptional individual achievements of Professional Staff within the University of Missouri College of Education. This award is a prestigious honor and recognizes leadership and service excellence that enables the College of Education to fulfill its mission and achieve its goals. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Mizzou Ed Outstanding Teaching Awards recognize and celebrate College of Education faculty members whose teaching practice represents our college’s core values and overriding goal to advance teaching, learning, and the field of education. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


The Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award recognizes an individual researcher whose research or other scholarly activity has significantly impacted practice, policy, theory, or the research of others within the immediate past 5 years. It is based on the previous 5-year period in order for the impact of the research to be better evaluated. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Graduate Advisor/Mentor of the Year is awarded to an individual who has made positive contributions to the experience of graduate students in the MU College of Education through service as an advisor and mentor. ***Current College of Education graduate students are the only individuals able to submit a nomination. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Student Awards

Diversity Awards recognize how undergraduate and graduate students embody the College of Education values of diversity, cultural competence, equity and inclusion. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Undergraduate Student Leader of the Year – The award recognizes outstanding achievement in leadership among undergraduate education students. Over the course of their MU undergraduate careers, candidates should have made leadership contributions, displayed professionalism, and served the academic community and/or field. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Undergraduate Student Scholar of the Year recognizes outstanding student research achievements and/or academic distinction among undergraduate education students. Candidates should have established a strong and clear record of scholarship, academic accomplishments, and recognition for their significant contributions during their field placements. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Graduate Student Leader of the Year recognizes outstanding achievement in leadership among education graduate students. Over the course of their MU graduate career, candidates should have made leadership contributions, displayed professionalism, and served the academic community and/or field. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Graduate Student Instructor of the Year recognizes outstanding achievement in instruction among education graduate students who have had a substantial role in the instruction of courses (e.g., instructor, teaching assistant, online instructor, etc.). Over the course of their MU graduate teaching career, candidates should have made contributions to student learning, displayed teaching effectiveness, and shown willingness to help students. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Graduate Student Scholar of the Year recognizes outstanding research achievement among education graduate students. Candidates should have established a strong and clear record of scholarship, including independent and collaborative research and dissemination activities, while a student at MU. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.


Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards Nomination