Professional Development

The Institute offers a wide range of professional development opportunities in American history, from customized in-person training at your school with scholars and master teachers, to rigorous weeklong teacher seminars and online courses for CEUs and graduate credits.

Teaching Literacy through History

Teaching Literacy through History (TLTH) is an interdisciplinary professional development program that uses primary sources to improve K–12 education. TLTH workshops are beneficial for elementary, middle, and high school teachers who teach American history, social studies, civics, and English language arts. Learn more

The Institute is pleased to present national TLTH programming in partnership with the National Cemetery Administration's Veterans Legacy Program. Previous programming with the World War I Centennial Commission may continue at a date to be determined.

Self-Paced Courses

Our Self-Paced Courses are on-demand, graduate-level online courses in American history, taught by eminent scholars. Self-Paced Courses can be used to obtain professional development credit, and can be completed at your own time and pace, with no deadlines or expiration dates. Learn more

Online Courses

The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Online Courses offer you the opportunity to learn from leading scholars of US history in a virtual classroom with other students from across the country. Learn more

Teacher Seminars

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers rigorous Teacher Seminars for K–12 educators. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, the weeklong workshops include daily programs with leading American historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. Learn more