Teacher Awards Program for Excellence in Economic EducationThe Hawai`i Council on Economic Education and the Center for Economic Education honors outstanding elementary/middle and secondary economic education teacher each year. Hawai`i Pacific University has funded this award since 1988.
A monetary award of $1,000 is presented to the teacher who has conducted an exemplary economics program or instruction during the past school year.
Teachers in Hawai`i's public and private schools are eligible. Teachers may self nominate, be nominated by a principal or any educator. Criteria for the award:
Download the Application Form & more information in PDF format.
2005 Economics Teachers of the Year
2004 Economics Teachers of the Year
2003 Economics Teacher of the Year
This competition is open to all teachers of students in grades 6-12 who incorporate economic education into the classroom - in any subject area!
One Grand National Winner will receive $25,000 (which includes his/her $10,000 Regional Award), five Regional Winners will receive $10,000 each, and twenty Regional Semi-Finalists will receive $1,000 each. Each of the five regional winners will also receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, with a guest, to accept the NASDAQ National Teaching Award for Teachers of Excellence and Innovation, in the year following the contest.
Hawai`i teachers have represented us well. Since the NASDAQ Teaching Award was established in 1999, a Hawai`i teacher took first place in the West Regional and went on to compete in the National competition.