Training for Educators

The RPL offers a variety of opportunities for current and future educators to learn about religious literacy. Current HDS students can pursue the education track of the Certificate in Religion and Public Life and assist RLP staff in research and resource development.  Beyond HDS, educators anywhere in the world can pursue the Certificate in Religious Studies and Education through Harvard Extension School. We also offer an annual Summer Institute open to educators in the United States and occasional online professional development opportunities. Please sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on our current programming.

Students gathered outside the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard with Widener library in the background

Summer Institute for Educators

A five-day program for educators teaching at the middle school, high school, and community college levels in any discipline.

Gloria White Hammond speaking at an HDS event

Certificate in Religion and Public Life

A certificate designed to give MTS and MDiv students knowledge, skills, and experience to strengthen professional and civic competence.

The religion guard the city of los angeles, mural by Nicolás Romero: Workshops

Professional development workshops that occur on a rolling basis and are designed to help educators learn about and better teach religious literacy.