MACCE/FSU Course Information

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTER FOR CIVIC EDUCATION PRESENTS

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES, VALUES, AND INSTITUTIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

an online course for graduate credit or professional development hours

Join us for a two semester online course on the Constitution and American Government in partnership with the Center for Civic Education and Framingham State University

The course will utilize the We the People curriculum, an innovative course of instruction for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students on

the history and principles of the United States constitutional democratic republic.

$500 for 3 graduate credits
$275 for 45 professional development hours

All participants will receive a copy of the “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution” text.

COURSE FORMAT – (October 4, 2021 – April 1, 2022) Weekly content video lessons with leading scholars on the Constitution
Weekly discussion forums

4 lesson plan assignments
2 short papers (due at the end of each semester)

The course is graded by educators versed in the We the People curriculum, so participants will be provided with real-world feedback relevant to teaching these topics in their classrooms.

Any questions or concerns, please contact:

Roger Desrosiers at rodesros@gmail.com

PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

“The course has certainly been a help and it has helped show me what I know and what I still want to study further to make the most out of this incredibly important curriculum that we have the opportunity to bring to our 8th graders!”

8th grade teacher, Massachusetts

“I truly enjoyed engaging the content and being challenged to think deeper on Constitutional issues that I hadn’t previously considered.”

High School teacher, Massachusetts

“The videos are good and have presented the info in a very digestible way.”

Middle School teacher, Massachusetts