Professional Development for Teachers Across the Country

Building upon the mission of Hillsdale College's K-12 Education Office, the Charles R. and Kathleen K. Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence (CTE) expands the reach of Hillsdale College’s message of classical curricula and subject mastery to a nationwide audience of teachers. Seminars are open to all teachers.

Upcoming Seminars


The Art of Teaching: The Sciences

February 29-March 1, 2024
Grand Rapids, MI

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The Art of Teaching: American History

April 11-12, 2024
Ann Arbor, MI

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Past Seminars

Over 3,600 public, private, and homeschool teachers from 42 states have participated in in more than 70 CTE seminars in fifteen states. Past topics include:

  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • George Washington and the American Founding
  • The First Amendment, Religious Liberty, and the American Founding
  • Economics and the American Founding
  • Lincoln and the Civil War
  • The American Civil Rights Movement
  • The Legacy of Lincoln
  • The Cold War: Understanding America’s Clash with Communism
  • Economics and the Environment
  • Life, Liberty, and Property: Globalization and the Commercial Republic
  • Progressives and the American Regime
  • Winston Churchill and the Virtues of Statesmanship
  • Free Markets and the Constitution
  • The American Regime and Administrative State

Past Speakers

CTE seminars have featured the following distinguished Hillsdale College faculty members:

The Charles R. and Kathleen K. Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (517) 437-7341