EMERGING LEADER (EL) RECOGNITION PROGRAM
ITEEA’s Emerging Leader honor is a coveted mark of distinction in technology and engineering education. It recognizes technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators who have demonstrated a high level of competence and professional activity in the field of technology and engineering education.
The terms "technology" and "technology and engineering" are used throughout this document; however, an area of study identified by a different title that encompasses the study of technology, innovation, design, and/or engineering education may be substituted.
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ITEEA created the Emerging Leader (EL) program to provide a means for recognizing outstanding performance and accomplishments by those who have at least five (5) years of professional experience in delivering technology and engineering education. The EL is a coveted mile marker for the achievement of professionals in technology and engineering education, the EL is a recognition for your earned attainments for delivering technology and engineering education.
Consideration for the award is based upon documented evidence of leadership/management skills, continuing participation in association education programs, and demonstration of leadership in association, community, and personal activities.
The Emerging Leader program acknowledges the essential principles of adult learning. It incorporates into the process recognition and credit for work experiences and other accomplishments. The program recognizes those areas of technology and engineering education the EL Board has determined to be most reflective of successful professional attainment that may help in leading one down the path toward the Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional honor.
- To encourage a continuing program of professional development
for technology and engineering educators.
- To encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for
achievement in the profession.
- To recognize educators who have demonstrated a high level
of competence and conscientiousness in technology and engineering education
over a substantial period of time.
- Increased respect and recognition by members in the profession.
- Increased professional credibility.
- Increased self-esteem.
- Increased ability to compete in the job market.
- Increased remuneration and job benefits.
Process for Consideration
To be eligible for consideration, technology and engineering educators must:
- Have at least 5 years experience as a full time technology/engineering
educator prior to the date of application and have 5 consecutive
years of membership in ITEEA and hold a current membership at the
time the EL is awarded.
- Possess acceptable ability, character, and reputation.
- Pledge to adhere to the ITEEA policy, "This
- Be employed, at the time of application, in a position
in technology and engineering education.
- Have attended at least one ITEEA annual conference in the last five years prior to application.
- Donate $25 (tax deductible) to the Foundation for Technology
and Engineering Education (FTEE) to be used for educational programs. This is a one-time donation regardless
of the number of times you apply. Note: An applicant who is
denied the EL designation may request, at his/her discretion,
a refund of the FTEE donation.
- Have been a member of an affiliated association for the
five most recent years and maintain (hold) current membership.
Applying for the EL Designation
The EL PERSONAL DATA FORM must be submitted by December 1st. Anything submitted after December 1st will be considered during the following annual cycle for this designation.
For more information on the Emerging Leader Recognition Program contact the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association,
1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539; (703)
860-2100; fax (703) 860-0353; firstname.lastname@example.org.