Civics That Empowers All Students

We the People: Civics That Empowers All Students (CEAS)

Civics Learning Project is looking for teachers to become part of the We the People network—a nationwide K-12 civic education professional development and implementation network, impacting more than 100,000 teachers and 30 million students since inception!

Our Goals Are To:

  • Increase under-represented grades 4–8 students’ attainment of state civics standards, related literacy standards, and SEL competencies while creating inclusive learning environments.
  • Support high-quality professional development for diverse teachers.
  • Study the effectiveness of the enhanced We the People professional development program at improving teacher and student outcomes.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Teachers in grades 4-8 who work with classes of 30% or more high-need students (Title 1 schools, students of color, students with disabilities, English learners, or other under-represented students).
  • No prior experience participating in professional development or teaching We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.

What Do Participating Teachers Get?

  • 52 hours of free professional development in a learning community with mentors and other teachers, beginning with an in-person summer institute!
  • A free set of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution textbooks and teacher’s guide.
  • A stipend for completing research requirements!


Interested? Fill out the CEAS Professional Development Interest form or contact Beth Cook.

In partnership with the Center for Civic Education, this project is funded by the Supporting Effective Educator Development Program of the U.S. Department of Education.