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 middle- and high-school teachers.

Seminar Series on Teaching American Civics


Friday, April 22, 2022

The Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk

1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Seating is limited; please register early.

More information regarding seminar topics and speakers coming soon.


  • All participants will receive:

    • books to supplement the lectures;
    • a pocket copy of the Constitution;
    • a certificate of attendance.

    This seminar is entirely free of charge.
    (Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.)


Register Online 

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 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

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: (866) 824-6831 or (517) 437-7341