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Eligibility Requirements

​​​​​Eligibility for the Orange County Teachers of the Year Program is limited to candidates who are finalists in their district competitions and meet all of the following requirements:

1.  Fully credentialed teacher for a minimum of eight years as of March 2024
2.  Minimum of eight years of credentialed teaching experience in the classroom
​​3.  Currently assigned to teach students at least 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE)  
4.  Assigned to teach students for the 2024-2025 school year
5.  Not previously nominated to a Teachers of the Year program in any California county​