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Teacher of the Year

AFA Chapter Teacher of the Year Award
Deadline: March 15

Click here to obtain information and the application for the Air Force Association Chapter Teacher of the Year Award for AL Aerospace Education Members.  The deadline to submit the nomination package for this award is March 15.

CAP's Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award
Deadline: January 15



Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Application
(deadline is January 15 each year)

Additional aerospace educator award opportunities (sponsored by other organizations) - coming soon

DESCRIPTION:  The Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award is a national level award established to recognize and reward any Civil Air Patrol member who is a certified teacher for outstanding accomplishments in Aerospace Education and for possessing those honorable attributes we expect from American teachers.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The nominees for this award must meet the criteria below in order to qualify for this award.

  1. Be a Civil Air Patrol Member.
  2. Be a certified classroom teacher from grades K-12 in any public, private, or parochial school.
  3. Must either teach aerospace education as a subject or use aerospace education to enrich the teaching of traditional subjects.
  4. Set high standards for students and demand excellence in student performance.
  5. Strive to improve personal academic competence and teaching ability.
  6. Demonstrate creativity in developing and utilizing materials to enhance the teaching of aerospace.
  7. Maximize student involvement and classroom activities to improve student learning or create and develop a one-time project or program of such significance that it has a major impact on the teaching of aerospace education.

AWARD ELEMENTS:  The recipient will receive a $1000 cash stipend, free room and attendance to the Civil Air Patrol’s Summer National Board meeting where the award will be presented at a nice banquet.  Additionally, the Civil Air Patrol will provide a commemorative plaque.

PROCEDURES:  Download the Aerospace Educator Teacher of the Year Application  form.  The deadline to submit the nomination package for the annual Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award is January 15 of the current year.  If you have any questions, please contact Aerospace Education at


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