Current Opportunities

Framingham State University Course

We the People:

The Citizen and the Constitution

Understanding the Fundamental Principles, Values, and Institutions of American Government is a twenty-week course offered by Framingham State University, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. If you are interested in learning more about the course, please refer to the links below. This course will be available in the Fall of 2021, starting around the end of September or early October and running for 20 weeks into the Spring of 2022.  Given that the course coincides with teachers’ teaching, we make sure that the work is spread out so that the impact is minimized as much as possible while offering substantive and comprehensive learning about American government.

For further details, email Roger Desrosiers, President of the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education at or call 508-728-4733.

We the People State Competition Returns to EMK Institute January 29, 2022

The Massachusetts Center for Civic Education is thrilled to announce that this year’s We the People High School State Competition will be returning to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for this academic year. After a year away with the virtual competition in 2021, we will again be competing in person with the support of the terrific staff at the EMK Institute. We share our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Kennedy Institute for allowing us to return for the State Finals which will take place on January 29, 2022. Please check back here for more information as we approach the competition.