Professional Development

The Center for Civic Education has offered high-quality professional development for teachers for decades. Today, we offer professional development opportunities implemented by our partners in a number of states, through organized Center events made possible by federal grants, through online self-guided courses, and through webinars organized by the Center. See what opportunities are currently available below. 

National Opportunities

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Project Citizen Research Program

The Project Citizen Research Program, a research grant from the U.S. Department of Education, has given the Center for Civic Education and its partners the opportunity to offer free professional development for middle and high school teachers new to the Project Citizen curriculum.
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American History & Civics Academies

The Presidential Academy for secondary school teachers and the Congressional Academy for high-need students provide high-quality educational engagement in American history and civics. Fifty-one teachers and 102 students from throughout the country participate each year in the Academies with all expenses covered.
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Online Courses

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We the People Open Course

This course takes you from the philosophical foundations of the U.S. Constitution through the modern interpretation and application of its ideals. You will find videos of noted scholars explaining key aspects of the Constitution and online exercises to check for understanding. The course follows the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 3 textbook, which has been used throughout the country to further understanding of our government and its fundamental principles.
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Strengthening Democracy in America Series

Strengthening Democracy in America is a collection of free courses featuring video interviews with noted scholars. These courses will deepen your understanding of the American political system and your rights and responsibilities in it. The courses are open to anyone and can be completed at your own pace.
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In Your State

We the People State Coordinators

To see what current professional development opportunities are available in your state contact your state coordinator

Project Citizen State Coordinators

To see what current professional development opportunities are available in your state contact your state coordinator

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