Awards & Recognition - Special Education

CEC Professional Awards
Each year the Council for Exceptional Children offers awards that recognize the educators who have advanced the field and the quality of special education service.

Heartspring Award for Innovation and Creativity in Special Education
Heartspring awards teachers who use new and innovative methods to get results for children with special needs. Desirable applications are creative, take risks and tell in a unique way how you execute your program to get results. Winners receive $1000 dollars, an expenses paid trip, and more.

National Association of Special Education Teachers
Each year, NASET presents awards in a variety of categories for outstanding professional accomplishments. This site offers many awards for special education teachers.

P. Buckley Moss Foundation and Moss Society Arts Teacher Award
These awards recognize outstanding teachers who consistently integrate the arts into the teaching of children with learning disabilities and other special needs. The awards also encourage and reward instructional collaboration among teachers whenever arts are included in the classroom learning experience as an essential ingredient in the education of all children.