Teaching Awards

MCEE Teaching Awards

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 EconFesthosted by MCEE each fall. 

3M Economic Educator of the Year Award

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.

3M Rising Star in Economics Award

The 3M Rising Star Award recognizes one newer teacher annually who shows a commitment to economic education and professional development.

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award

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.

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Leadership Award - New!

New this year, the Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Leadership Award recognizes a teacher who shows commitment to personal finance education and professional growth.

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator Award

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.

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Community Mentorship Award

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.