2019 Summer Institute for Teachers

General Information


Summer Institute Single Participant Summer Institute Teacher-Pair Discount

Fee includes cost of materials, curriculum guide and parking.

A special discount of $50 per teacher is awarded to pairs from the same school.

Please note that California State Polytechnic University accepts the Summer Institute for Teachers weeklong course as the first course in its masters’ program in Design-Based Learning.

Refund Policy
To receive a full tuition refund, written notice of cancellation is required by July 5, 2019.

Grant Opportunities for Pasadena Unified School District Teachers

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit community organization that raises funds to support educational programs and teachers in the Pasadena Unified School District. PEF offers competitive grants to teachers for classroom projects and professional staff development. For information about the Teacher Grant Program, please visit www.pef1.org or check with the educational foundation office in your school district.


Several tuition-only scholarships are available. To apply, please include the following with your application, which must be received by July 5, 2019:

  1. A letter of support from your principal. (Applications from Title 1 schools will receive priority.)
  2. A brief (one page or less) description of how Design-Based Learning might contribute to your classroom.
  3. To receive unit credit, a check for $135 payable to ArtCenter College of Design or credit card information on registration form.


ArtCenter College of Design
South Campus

950 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

For recorded directions to ArtCenter, call 626.396.2246.


Additional Information

Please contact Paula Goodman,
Director, K–12 Programs:
Telephone 626.396.2347
Email K-12teachers@artcenter.edu