Civic Education Institute ~ Summer 2020 

This is a one-week seat-based course that includes one on one training and modeling and assessing classroom instruction. Students will:

  • Learn and practice a new approach to education, based on American civic values and democratic participation. Teachers guide students to govern themselves in the class with shared agreements and research to help solve real problems in their school or community.  Students learn about the vision of our Founders and students’ responsibility to contribute to our experiment in democracy.
  • Course content will establish best teaching practices and professional classroom management based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). Research has shown that excellent teaching requires knowledge, skills, artistry, passion, and commitment. In this course teachers will “integrate, (1) ethical concern for children and society; (2) demonstrate extensive subject matter competence; (3) thoughtfully selected pedagogical practices; and (4) a depth of knowledge about their students, including knowledge of child and adolescent development and learning; along with an understanding of their strengths, interests, and needs; and knowledge about their families and communities.”
  • Teachers will train students to be prepared for tomorrow’s citizenship and expanding literacy demands. In accordance with the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (ELA/ELD Framework). This course guides educators as they design, implement, and maintain a coherent course of study to teach content, develop inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improve reading comprehension, and expository writing ability by analyzing multiple points of view and objective research to determine author’s perspective. This course is designed to promote an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry built on American history and the related social sciences. This course will demonstrate that the ELA/ELD Framework forges a unique and unifying path between two interrelated sets of standards: the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies

June 22-26, 2020 ~ $350

Highlights of the Summer Civic Education Institute

  • 1 Week Summer Program
  • 2 Units of Continuing Education Graduate Credit
  • Learn alongside fellow teachers with similar challenges
  • Learn from highly qualified instructors with experience in both K-12 and higher education
  • Lunch will be provided each day

Logistics of the Summer Civic Education Institute

  • June 22-26, 2020 | 9:00a-1:30p | FPU Main Campus WEC 223
  • Cost: $350 | Register Now (spots are limited)

Interested in a Graduate Certificate in Civic Education? Questions?

Contact Stephen Morris, Ed.D. at