Superintendent's Award

Recognizing Excellence in Museum Education

The Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education competition recognizes the outstanding achievements in California museum programs that serve K-12 students and/or educators. The competition is the joint project of the sponsors, the California Association of Museums (CAM) and the California Department of Education (CDE). Since 2012, the competition has recognized 60 programs, presented by a diverse range of institutions that demonstrate the vibrant contributions museums make to California’s K-12 educational system. In 2022, CAM and the CDE recognized 4 outstanding programs that took place in 2021. 

Submissions are open from Wednesday April 26, 2023 to Friday, June 9, 2023 at 11:59pm. THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 20, 2023.

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients:
Oceanside Museum of Art ‒ OMA’s Literacy Through Art: A Community-Driven Partnership Addressing Oceanside’s Early Childhood Literacy Crisis
 Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County ‒ Marine Science Teen Internship Program
 USC Pacific Asia Museum ‒ Distance Learning Program
 The Contemporary Jewish Museum ‒ The Stories and Art of Ezra Jack Keats Virtual Tour


Past Superintendent’s Award Recipients