The Clodecott Award
An engraved medallion is presented each year to the author/illustrator of the best
children's book written in that calendar year in the Child and Young Adult Literature
course (EDU 3322). The name of the award is a parody on the Caldecott Award, which
is given by the American Library Association to the best illustrated book of the year
for children. The Clodecott Award is named for Dr. Cherie Clodfelter, longtime chair
of the Department and professor emerita.
2016 Clodecott Winners:
- MaryGrace Quinlan's Matty's Accidental Adventure
- Lisa Saman's Little Mouse - Kleine Muis
The Teller Award
Established by the alumni and faculty of the Department, this award is named for Professor
Emeritus James D. Teller and is awarded in May to the most outstanding student in
the Department of Education based upon scholastic achievement, leadership ability
and potential as a teacher.
2016 Teller Award Winner:
The Hazel McDermott Outstanding Student Teacher Award
Established in 1992, this award is reserved for an outstanding student teacher. Not
presented regularly, the Hazel McDermott Award honors the student whose experience
in the classroom has reflected the highest ideals in teaching. Named in honor of Dr.
Hazel McDermott, professor and certification officer from 1975-1992, the award is
given only when there is a student teacher of rare caliber.
2016 Hazel McDermott Outstanding Student Teacher Award Winners:
- Sarah Donovan
- Shannon Duggan