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This was the best educational experience for me since graduate school. I am going back to my classroom with a greater commitment to biodiversity and more knowledgeable about dilemmas facing Mexico's farmers and policy-makers.
Participant in the 2016 CLAS Teacher Institute Abroad

Professional Development for Community College Educators

Summer Teacher Institutes

Community college instructor near a waterfall in Veracruz, Mexico

CLAS and other CLASP member institutions offer national and international summer institutes that are open to, and welcome participation from, teachers across the country.


Stanford Libraries Access Grants

Stanford Green Library exterior arch and window

CLAS offers library access grants for faculty from qualified Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges across the U.S. to conduct research at the Stanford University Libraries.

Lingua Portuguesa Program

This competitive program brings together Spanish language instructors to learn Portuguese language and culture in order to expand Portuguese language programs in secondary and community college education.

EPIC Fellowships and Professional Development

Community college educators in an auditorium at Stanford University

The Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) focuses on strengthening the internationalization of curricula and the professionalization of language instruction at community colleges and K-12 institutions.

Online Course: International Criminal Court

This online, self-directed course was created for community college educators who wish to learn more about the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Join the CLAS for Educators mailing list

CLAS invites teachers, librarians, and administrators to join the CLAS "For Educators" mailing list and be the first to know about upcoming workshops and professional development opportunities.

CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.