Globalize Your Classroom

The University of Pittsburgh 2019 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers

June 17-21, 2019

Make college more affordable for your high school students—and help them grow as global citizens and 21st century professional—while earning ACT 48 professional development credits.

The College in High School program and the University Center for International Studies invites applications from secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high school. Courses in which you can obtain certification and training may include:

Imperial Russia
World Politics
Intermediate French I-II
Intermediate German I-II
Latin Intermediate Prose
Latin Intermediate Verse
Spanish I-II (limited availability)

Courses will be aligned with Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards (for social studies) or ACTFL performance standards (for world languages).

Eligibility and Requirements

Please review the application instructions and feel free to contact us by e-mail or by phone 412-624-7428 if you have questions. 

Summer Institute Sessions

The program will host up to 30 teachers assigned to one of two tracks: social studies or world languages. The UCIS-CHS Summer Institute will begin with three days of workshops (June 17-19) focusing on global citizenship education, course content, standards, and best practices in pedagogy. As needed, sessions will be organized into small focus groups tailored to the particular CHS courses the participants applied to teach. Workshop presenters will include both experienced CHS teachers and Pitt faculty members affiliated with the UCIS international studies centers. Participating teachers will have Thursday, June 20 free to work individually on developing a draft syllabus for the CHS course they plan to teach, utilizing Pitt’s extensive international studies library resource collections. On Friday morning, participants will meet with the Pitt faculty workshop leaders for their respective subjects to receive feedback on their syllabi.


For Institute participants selected from outside of the Pittsburgh region, expenses for round-trip travel, accommodations in University of Pittsburgh housing, and a University meal plan will be covered. All attendees will receive a $200 stipend for their participation in the program along with a campus parking allowance.


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