Online Scholar Program

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"Crystal Bridges is providing opportunities to experience art and talk about it in a meaningful way...The level of academics put into the classes is amazing...It was so rewarding to see these kids grow and build confidence.”

Diane Denton
Artist and Arts Educator, Missouri

Educator Application

The Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program is a competitive, all-expense-paid program for educators to learn how to teach Crystal Bridges’ online courses. The program invites accepted applicants to participate in an innovative four-week online training course. Participants will explore the pedagogy in teaching from works of art, understand the instructional design behind the courses, and learn how to use the online tools that are a part of the courses.

Each weekly session consists of 4–6 hours of activities such as watching videos, participating in online discussions with other educators in the course, and planning how you will use the course content in your school or organization. Participants can work at their own pace each week (and even work ahead if necessary due to their summer schedule).

Once trained, accepted educators will be licensed to access the course(s) at no charge within their school or community. The courses can be taught in fully online, blended, or face-to-face classroom settings. The courses are designed for high school students but can be used with older learners.

To apply, fill out the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program Application. Space is limited and applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis so be sure to apply today.

Graduate credit is available for an additional fee. View the graduate credit information page for more details.

Download the Online Scholar Program brochure to share with your colleagues. If you have any questions about the application process, email us at