ACTE Announces University of Minnesota Educator as National Award Finalist


September 15, 2021

Contact: Megan Kmiotek


ACTE Announces University of Minnesota Educator as National Award Finalist


ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Brad Greiman, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the 2021 ACTE Region III Teacher Educator of the Year. This award recognizes teacher educators who have demonstrated innovation in teacher education, leadership in improving career and technical education (CTE), and commitment to preparing teachers to deliver high-quality CTE programs.


The foundation of Brad Greiman’s 42-year career as an agricultural educator is built on career and technical education principles. He taught 21 years as a high school agricultural education teacher at Algona, Iowa. His community-based program earned recognition as Outstanding Agricultural Education Program in Iowa, Governor’s Council Award for Best Use of Advisory Committees in Agricultural Education, and the top FFA Chapter in Iowa.


Next, Greiman pursued his goal of becoming a teacher educator and earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from the University of Missouri in 2002. Since then, he has been faculty at two universities: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education in the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development at Louisiana State University (1 year), and the last 17 years at the University of Minnesota (UM) as Associate Professor of Agricultural Education where he has served in several leadership roles: Lead/Co-lead for the Agricultural Education Teacher Licensure Program (16 years), Director of the Minnesota Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for New Agricultural Educators (13 years), Undergraduate Major Coordinator (10 years), and Academic Program Leader for the Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing (AECM) Program (6 years).


Greiman is one of five finalists for the 2022 national title. The national winner will be announced at the virtual ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The virtual event will take place on November 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The Virtual Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.



About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.