The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, now in its 55th year, is the oldest and most prestigious recognition program in Minnesota to honor excellence in education. The program chooses one teacher to represent Minnesota’s thousands of excellent educators.
Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school or ECFE or Adult Basic Education program, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.
Hold a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
Have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
Intend to teach during the 2018-19 school year.
Once nominated, teachers will receive a packet in the mail containing instructions for moving forward in this process. Learn more about how to become a candidate for MN teacher of the year. Note: Nominees only can accept nominations in any two consecutive years.