Teaching Talent Awards

These Education scholarships are awarded annually to incoming education students who have early exposure to teaching in their High School Teacher Academy or Career Center.  Examples of early exposure to teaching experiences include but are not limited to: Participation in your district’s Teacher Academy, taking education courses at your district’s career center, and/or earning a grade of C or better in a CCP course in Education. High school students of color and/or who speak languages other than English at home and in their communities are eligible for an Otterbein Teaching Talent and Multicultural Perspective Award.  For more information about the Teacher Talent and Multicultural Teacher Candidate awards contact Gaby Miller at gmiller@otterbein.edu.

  In my high school teacher academy program, I gained more clarity in what area of education I wanted to focus on as well as more confidence in deciding to pursue a career in education. I created an online portfolio which was a collection of what all I learned through field placements and hands-on learning. This allowed me to apply for the teacher talent award at Otterbein. Since receiving this award, I was able to attend the 2021 National Educators Rising Conference where I got to learn from educators from all over the country. ”  – Anna Cecil

Pictured here is one of the 2021 Teaching Talent recipients, Anna Cecil.