Applications Welcome Through April 15 for 2015 American Civic Education Teacher Awards

CONTACT: Wayne Vance, Center on Congress at Indiana University,; Maria Gallo, Center for Civic Education,; Michelle Hudgins, National Education Association,

April 15 is the application deadline for teachers who wish to be considered for the 2015 American Civic Education Teacher Awards. The application form is at

The awards are given annually to elementary and secondary teachers of civics, government and related fields who have demonstrated exceptional expertise, dynamism and creativity in motivating students to learn about Congress, the Constitution, and public policy.

The ACETA program is jointly sponsored by the Center on Congress at Indiana University, the Center for Civic Education, and the National Education Association.

Each year the ACETA program selects and showcases three teachers who are doing exemplary work in preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. Applicants must be full-time classroom teachers of grades K–12. 

Applications for the 2015 awards must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 15. 

There is no fee to apply. In addition to a resume and a two-page self-portrait essay, applicants must submit three letters of recommendation—two from teaching peers and one from their school principal. 

The selected teachers will join a distinguished group of 27 prior honorees who have been selected since the program began in 2006.

 (Press Release) February 12, 2015