Distinguished Service Award in Special Education

The NASET Distinguished Service Award in Special Education is given to an individual(s) that has made a commitment to educate and/or advocate for children with disabilities and their families on a national or international level.

The NASET Distinguished Service Award in Special Education is NASET's most prestigious award and is bestowed annually. The winner of this award exemplifies a genuine concern for the education and well being of children with special needs.

Selection Criteria

Nominators are encouraged to consider addressing any or all of the activities listed below, in order to demonstrate the candidate's unique qualifications for the NASET Distinguished Service Award in Special Education


Candidates will be judged based upon the following criteria:

Teaching

Curriculum Development

  • Engagements with Students in Educational Activities (outside of classroom)
  • Other Demonstrations of Quality Teaching
  • Relationships with Students, Parents, Colleagues, Administrators, etc.
  • Teaching Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Teaching Innovations

Service (outside of classroom)

  • Community Service
  • Other Areas of Service
  • Service Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Service to Professional Organizations
  • Service within School District

Professional Activities

  • Awards and/or Certifications
  • Membership/Participation in Professional Organizations
  • Other Contributions to the Profession
  • Professional Development and/or Continued Education Publication
  • Research

Procedures for Recommendation
Nominations for this award should be submitted to NASET's Awards and Nominations Committee via application form. NASET's Awards and Nominations Committee will review all applications and then determine its award recipients.

2014 Selection Process and Time Line

May 1, 2014 Complete nomination form due
May 15, 2014 NASET Awards Committee reviews applications and selects recipients
By May 30, 2014 NASET Award winners are notified

To nominate an individual for the NASET Distinguished Service Award in Special Education, click here

2014 Award Nominations are now being accepted

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