Apply Today for Online Professional Development

Apply today for the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program, a competitive, all-expense-paid program for educators to learn how to teach using the Crystal Bridges’ online courses and digital resources. The program invites accepted applicants to participate in an innovative four-week online teacher training. 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. If you are interesting in receiving graduate credit for the online professional development, view our graduate credit information page.

Once trained, accepted teachers 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 or younger learners. To apply, fill out the Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program Application.

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