Each year, MCEE honors Minnesota's best educators with a number of teaching awards. These awards are open to any Minnesota educator, grades K-12.
Educators are welcome to apply for these awards throughout the spring and summer each year. Award winners are honored at EconFest, hosted by MCEE each fall.
The 3M Economic Educator of the Year award recognizes one teacher each year who has a sustained history of commitment and contribution to economic education.
The 3M Rising Star Award recognizes one newer teacher annually who shows a commitment to economic education and professional development.
The 3M Innovative Economic Educator Award recognizes teachers who create and implement innovative projects that increase K-12 economic understanding. Awards are given to both secondary and elementary educators.
New this year, the Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Leadership Award recognizes a teacher who shows commitment to personal finance education and professional growth.
The Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award recognizes teachers who create and implement innovative learning activities that increase personal finance understanding. Awards are given to both secondary and elementary educator.
The Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Community Mentorship Award recognizes a community organization each year that shows a sustained commitment to financial education and actively promotes financial education with the community they serve. Only organizations that have participated in the MCEE program Community Mentorship for Financial Capability are eligible for this award.
A special thank you to our awards sponsors, 3M and Thrivent Financial.