The Lou Frey Institute

of Politics & Government

Promoting the development of enlightened, responsible, and actively engaged citizens.

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Civics Teaching Certificate

Students applying for the Civics Teaching Certificate may submit their applications here.

Florida Joint Center for Citizenship

The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship provides effective civic learning resources for teachers and students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information visit

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Civics360 provides complete student civic learning and assessment resources for middle school civics. Resources may be accessed in multiple languages. For more information, visit

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Florida Civic Health

Since 2008, the Institute has worked with the National Conference on Citizenship and our friends at the Bob Graham Center to prepare reports on the condition of Florida's civic health. Our new website at provides data that will let everyone explore civic engagement in Florida. We will add new data as it becomes available from the Census Bureau each year. We hope you find the site useful and we invite you to share your ideas and recommendations.

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Visit the Symposia Archives

The Institute hosts two major symposia each year. The archives contain the full presentations of more than 100 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, public leaders and policy experts. A wide range of topics cover many of the contemporary issues facing the nation. To explore the archives go to the symposia page.

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Lou Frey, Jr.

He is the founder of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida which over the last 10 years, has become one of the most important Institutes in the nation and recognized internationally.