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Banner2WHAT: A free three-week professional development opportunity in Los Angeles, California

WHEN: July 8–29, 2017

WHO: 25 of the United States' best and brightest educators currently working in either public or private elementary schools, middle schools, or high schools, as well as up to five international educators

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 1, 2017 

Promo1The Center for Civic Education, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities, is proud to present the 2017 National Academy for Civics and Government, "Political and Constitutional Theory for Citizens." 

For three weeks, educators will engage in this one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity, working alongside some of the finest constitutional scholars, engaging in serious seminar-style discussion, and enjoying the Los Angeles sunshine and the beautiful campus of Occidental College. 

William Harris of the University of Pennsylvania will serve as the director of the institute. 

Teachers from both public and private elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools are encouraged to apply to this extraordinary opportunity. A stipend for travel and accommodations is included.

See application instructions below. We look forward to learning with you!


1. Read the official program brochure and complete the application located on the last page. Please attach contact information for two professional references with your application.

2. Visit the National Endowment for the Humanities site and complete the cover sheet for your application. 

3. Send printed copies of (a) your application, (b) your professional reference information, (c) your written statement, (d) your current resume or brief biography, and (e) your application cover sheet to the following address:  

Professor Will Harris, Academic Director 
NEH Summer Institute/National Academy 
Center for Civic Education 
Suite J 
5115 Douglas Fir Road 
Calabasas, CA 91302 

4. Please ensure that all materials are postmarked by March 1, 2017. 



Agenda for the 2017 National Academy for Civics and Government
Course outline for the 2017 National Academy for Civics and Government 

International educators may contact Alissa Irion for application instructions. Please note that international educators are required to have their own sponsorship.