OCSS celebrates excellence in social studies teaching and leadership across the state. Annual at out annual conference we recognize members with Teacher-of-the-Year awards in elementary, middle and high school categories. There is also an award for Educator-of-the-Year recognizing a contributor from outside the classroom.
- Teacher of the Year Awards (Emerging & Outstanding Social Studies Teachers Awards)
- Social Studies Leader Award
- Awards for University Students (Sheehan Award)