Georgia Council 
of Teachers of English

GCTE Future Teachers of Color

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for this award, college or university students must be

  • English Language Arts Education majors,
  • first-time presenters at the GCTE Annual Conference,
  • persons of color, and
  • student teaching interns, recent completers of student teaching, or graduate students enrolled in English teacher preparation programs.

Guidelines for Proposed Student Conference Presentation

The GCTE Selection Committee will consider student proposals for conference presentations that meet one or more of these criteria:
  • Timeliness: Focus on a current issue in the teaching or learning of English Language Arts.
  • Theory: Explore the application of a theoretical framework to the teaching and learning of the English Language Arts.
  • Research: Focus on the use of new research or the creative use of known research to improve the teaching and learning of English Language Arts.
  • Pedagogy: Explore creative classroom practices in the teaching and learning of the English Languages Arts.

How to Apply

College or university students making application for the GCTE Conference Award for Future English Teachers of Color should submit the following:

  • a completed conference proposal form
  • a signed GCTE MOU (.pdf, Word)
  • a one-page statement about the student's career aspirations
  • a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor

2018 Deadline: TBA

Winners will receive $250.00 to offset costs for attending the following year's GCTE conference. Complete materials must be received on or before the November deadline at the address below.

Frederia W. Sampson
ELA Department
Terrell High School 
201 Greenwave Boulevard 
Dawson, Georgia 39842

Please contact Ms. Sampson ( with any questions.

2017 recipients:
Deidre Evans, Albany State University
Laura Russell, Albany State University

2016 recipients:
Makimsey Morris, University of Georgia
Rafael Varela-Hernandez, University of Georgia

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