Teacher Programmes

Every year, CERN offers various professional development programmes for teachers to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in particle physics and related areas, and experience a dynamic, international research environment.

International High School Teacher Programme 2018
Group picture of the International High School (HST) Programme 2018 (Image: CERN)

All programmes are facilitated by experts in the field of physics, engineering, and computing and include an extensive lecture and visit itinerary. Furthermore, CERN’s teacher programmes enable you to meet with teaching colleagues from your country or from all around the world.

The teacher programmes are in either English or in one of the national languages of CERN Member States, lasting between 3 days and 2 weeks. 

National Teacher Programmes

These one-week programmes are held in one of the national languages of CERN Member States. National teacher programmes are also open for teachers from other countries speaking the same language. To follow up after each teacher programme, the lecture material and video recordings of selected lectures are archived to act as unique resources for all science teachers when introducing particle physics in the classroom.

CERN provides all scientific, administrative and technical support for the programmes free of charge. This includes the scientific content and provision of national language facilitators, lecturers, and guides. However, costs for travel, accommodation and meals have to be covered individually by the teachers or by official sources, e.g. educational foundations or national authorities. More information.

International Teacher Programmes

In addition to national teacher programmes, CERN offers two 2-week international teacher programmes during Summer: The International High School Teacher (HST) Programme (July) and the International Teacher Weeks (ITW) Programme (August). Both programmes are delivered entirely in English and are open to in-service science teachers from around the world. More information

Between 3 days and 2 weeks
Minimum age
Other language (subject to availability)
Time of the year