CEA recognizes leaders for their service to the field of correctional education. Specific awards recognize educators, researchers, advocates, and innovators. Nominations for each award are accepted throughout the year.
The CEA Awards represent recognition to those individuals who have served correctional education. Nominees may be individuals who have contributed their lifetime career to correctional education, those who have demonstrated best practices for teaching correctional students, and/or individuals who have enlisted the use of technology in correctional education. Additionally, CEA strives to annually recognize classroom teachers who have demonstrated excellence in their teaching. Below is a list of the awards CEA regularly bestows upon these leaders in correctional education.