"Providing Teachers with a Real World Context to Teach Science"

The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school and community college faculty unique professional development experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). TRA teachers participate in a continuum of standards-based instruction, enabling them to progress from novice to mastery in exciting scientific disciplines while they experience the application of real world science in an environment teachers seldom experience.


Participants in the Teacher Research Academy can earn continuing education/credential course credit through the California State University (CSU) Chico Regional & Continuing Education Special Session Courses.

Teachers earn:

  • Workshop 1: 1.0 quarter units
  • Workshop 2: 2.0 quarter units

Information for course credit is provided at each workshop session. Participants can enroll and pay online through CSU Chico after completion of the TRA workshop(s).