Innovation in Teaching Award (ITA)

Award description

The ITA highlights an individuals ability to showcase innovation in their pedagogy. Successful awardees will stand out as a media educator with their teaching style. Their assignments will demonstrate that their courses are not just lecture-based. The innovative educator brings the joy of learning into the classroom – or wherever the learning takes place. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.


  • Applicants must be a current BEA member.
  • Full-time faculty member.
  • NOTE: Current board members are not eligible.


September 1, 2023: Nominations open

January 15, 2024: Nomination deadline at 11:59 pm ET

February 15, 2024: ITA winner announced

April 13, 2024: ITA winner recognized during the BEA2024 Opening Awards Ceremony

April 13-16, 2024: BEA2024 annual convention