Michigan Center for Civic Education

The Michigan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) is a non-partisan 501(C) 3 corporation, established in 1982 as Michigan's premier organization solely dedicated to preparing an active and informed citizenry through law-related and civic education.  

We are dedicated to providing youth with the knowledge and skills needed to become engaged and vibrant members of civic society. You can’t learn to swim by reading a book—you need to jump in the pool and get wet.  You can’t learn to be a responsible, engaged citizen simply by reading a book either. Students need the opportunities to practice the skills of citizenship and to interact with members of the community.


MCCE offers programs for teachers, students and members of the community that reflect best practices in civic and law-related education and provide experiences that are relevant, rigorous, and connected to real life experiences. 

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News & Events

  • 16 October, 2018 | Mock Trial and We the People Registration and Materials! …more

  • 01 October, 2018 | We the People State Finals and Showcase …more

  • 01 October, 2018 | Mock Trial Clinic Announced! …more

  • 01 June, 2018 | James Madison Legacy Project Summer Institute: July 23-27 …more

MCCE’s Resources, Programs, & Lessons

Educating for Citizenship

Educating for Citizenship is a conference for educators and community members that highlights best practices in law-related and civic education in Michigan and nationally.

Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award

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Mock Trial

A Mock Trial is designed to reenact much of what might take place in a trial court.  Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against each other in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers.

"[A] unique opportunity for young people to learn about the legal system..."

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