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TEACHER SEMINARS: Great content, collaborative colleagues, a powerful place

Each Montpelier Seminar for Educators provides a deep dive into an aspect of Constitutional government in a small cohort learning environment of approximately 30 Educators/Seminar. Participants include middle and high school teachers who want to engage with scholars and experts in a combination of lectures and discussions to learn about how our civic system was created, has changed, and prospects for the future “to form a more perfect Union.”

Specific seminar topics vary. Registration for seminars begins about 3-5 months prior to the event.

2024 Dates: 

  • March 7-9, 2024 – American Political Economy, Dr. Danielle Charette, University of Virginia. (Seminar completed)
  • April 4-6, 2024 – Policing and Public Safety: A Black History Seminar for Educators on Law Enforcement and the U.S. ConstitutionDr. DeAnza Cook, Ohio State University.  (Seminar completed)
  • July 30 – August 1, 2024 – Reconstruction and Reaction, Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and Jeremy Nesoff, Director of District Partnerships at Facing History and Ourselves.  More information and register HERE. (Teachers, especially from KY and SC, can apply and be on the waiting list.  The course is full as of June 1st).
  • October 24-26, 2024 – The Presidency in the Early Republic and Today, Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky More information and register HERE.

Seminars generally start about 3-4pm (check-in 1:30-3pm) and conclude at Noon the 3rd day.

2025 Dates (Topics & Scholars TBD):

  • March 6-8, 2025
  • April 3-5, 2025
  • July 24-26, 2025
  • Late September or early October, 2025

For questions not answered here, contact Patrick Campbell at

What’s Included?

  • Accommodations and Meals: Participations will be housed on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier. 6 meals are provided onsite.
  • Resources: Each participant will receive an electronic selection of primary and secondary source readings based on the Seminar’s topic via Google Drive or pdf.
  • Membership: Participants receive a 1-year Individual Membership after conclusion of the Seminar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?  Montpelier Seminars are open to full-time teachers at accredited public, charter, private, or parochial schools. The primary audience is High School and Middle School teachers.

How much does a seminar cost?

Applying is free. The only cost for accepted applicants is an $85 non-refundable registration fee to be paid within 2-3 weeks of acceptance in order to confirm their place in a Seminar for Educators. Thanks to the generosity of private donors, scholarships cover the cost of accommodations, meals, materials, scholar honoraria, etc. Additionally, a limited travel reimbursement is provided at 3 different tiers:

A) a maximum of $400 for Educators from VA, and other states not listed below.
B) a maximum of $600 for Educators from NC.
C) a maximum of $675 for Educators from NY, KY, SC, & FL (due to specific scholarships for those 4 states).



Montpelier Educator Seminars offer teachers a unique opportunity to explore Constitutional government with scholars. Join a small cohort, uncover diverse seminar topics, and enhance your teaching in 2024.


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