National History Teacher of the Year

The National History Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding K–12 American history teachers across the country. Nominate a teacher today!

  • National winner receives a $10,000 prize presented at an award ceremony in their honor in New York City.
  • State winners receive a $1,000 prize, an archive of classroom resources, and recognition at a ceremony within their state

Important Calendar Dates

  • Deadline for 2017 nominations: March 31, 2017
  • Deadline for 2017 nominees to submit supporting materials: April 30, 2017

The 2017 awards honor outstanding elementary school teachers. The 2018 awards will honor middle or high school teachers. Teachers can be nominated in either category throughout the year.

For more information, visit our eligibility page.