The California Global Education Project, formerly the California International Studies Project (1985-2018), is one of nine California Subject Matter Projects administered by the University of California Office of the President. CGEP provides on-going quality professional development designed by university faculty, teacher leaders, and teacher practitioners to improve instructional practices and lead to increased achievement for all students. CGEP's statewide office is located in the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

Our mission

The California Global Education Project provides professional learning experiences and support for K-12 educators to develop the knowledge, skills, resources, and leadership needed to foster global competence in all students. 

Our guiding principles

OUR vision for global education in California

Every K-12 school in California actively develops global competence and inspires agency in all students through engagement with issues of local and global significance.

our funding

The California Subject Matter Project was launched as a network of nine projects authorized by California statute in 1988. It was reauthorized in 2011 by Senate Bill 612, demonstrating legislative investment in enhancing teachers’ content knowledge and instructional strategies, and providing them opportunities for subject-specific collaboration, learning, and research.
CSMP is administered by the University of California, Office of the President in concurrence with the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, California State University, California Community Colleges, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, Governor’s Office, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the Instructional Quality Commission. Each project has a statewide office, regional sites, and an advisory board comprised of representatives from these organizations.

CSMP receives financial support from state and federal funds to help the state meet teacher quality goals and assist its K-12 partners with whole-school change efforts in low-performing schools. For further support, projects and sites apply for and receive grants from foundations, private industry, and other state and federal sources.