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Teacher Institute: Call for Applications

May 24 – Jun 20, 2013


The Teacher Institute is the MCA’s most immersive and collaborative professional development program. Twenty teachers are selected by application to be a part of this year-long program. Using the resources of the Museum and the expertise of talented, curious, and creative practitioners (you), together we ask: How can we close the gap between contemporary art and contemporary teaching and learning? Learn more here.

To apply

Download and complete the application (doc). E-mail it to teacherprograms@mcachicago.org by Monday, June 20, 2013.

Who can apply?
The MCA invites Chicago Public School teachers of all academic disciplines and grade levels to apply. Some spaces will be reserved for non-CPS teachers. A total of 20 teachers will be selected to join the 2013–2014 cohort. Accepted teachers must be available for the full year-long program.

What if I can only come for the summer residence?
The Institute is designed to be a year-long commitment. Only those teachers who are able to commit for the entire year will be accepted. That said, the MCA offers a whole host of rich single-day professional development programs during the year. Check our website for more information, and join our Educator e-mail list to keep current with what’s happening for educators at MCA Chicago.

Not sure if the Institute is right for you?
Make an appointment to chat with Lauren C. Watkins, Manager of Teacher Programs over the phone or in person at the MCA. E-mail teacherprograms@mcachicago.org or call 312.397.3840.



Support for teacher programs at the MCA is generously provided by the Polk Bros. Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Crown Family Philanthropies and Discover.


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