There are four different kinds of educators workshops hosted annually. Educators from priority colleges and universities have options to attend the Educators, Coaches or Music Educators workshops hosted at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Educators from high schools may attend an Educators Workshops hosted at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California or Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. For more on the Recruit Depot workshops, navigate to the appropriate tab on this page.
To apply to any of the workshops, please fill out this application and send it to Community@Marines.USMC.mil or to your local recruiting station.
Marine Corp Recruiting Command hosts the Coaches and Educators Workshops annually at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Depot workshops are hosted at Marine Corps Recruit Depots San Diego, California and Parris Island, South Carolina.
The Coaches Workshop provides coaches and athletic directors, from priority colleges and universities, an opportunity to learn how Marine officers are recruited, trained, and developed into leaders from a pool of highly qualified college students.
Educators Workshop provides educators from priority colleges and universities an opportunity to learn how Marine officers are recruited, trained and developed into leaders from a pool of highly qualified college students.
The Educators Workshop program provides selected educators, coaches, directors and influential community members with an experiential opportunity to see how the Marine Corps transforms young men and women into Marines. It also provides attendees with current information regarding Marine Corps training practices, military job skills, service opportunities, military lifestyle, and educational benefits available to Marines. The program is designed to demystify recruit and officer candidate training, foster stronger relationships among recruiting personnel and the communities they serve, and increase advocacy among influencers who help shape decisions of young men and women.
Annually, educators and key influencers from colleges and universities across the United States gather for five days to attend Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Educators' Workshops at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. During the workshop, participants visit Officer Candidates School and The Basic School to discover the leadership traits and career opportunities the Marine Corps offers, specifically for officer commissioning programs. The workshop provides an inside look at the Marine officer lifestyle and exhibits the types of training Marine officer prospects undergo to escalate physical, moral, and intellectual capabilities in order to benefit Marines in any clime and place.
To apply to any of the workshops, please fill out this application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or to your local recruiting station.
These week-long workshops provide selected high school educators and key influencers with the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how prospects are recruited, trained, and transformed into Marines at the recruit depots. Participants are exposed to various facets of the Marine Corps through the lens of recruit training and active duty Marines at either MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina, or MCRD San Diego, California. Attendees will also have a chance to speak face to face with recruits and drill instructors and participate in a variety of interactive exercises.
*If you live east of the Mississippi River, please visit the link for MCRD Parris Island Educators Workshop. If you live west of the Mississippi River, please visit the link for MCRD San Diego Educators Workshop.*
MCRD Parris Island Educators Workshop
MCRD San Diego Educators' Workshop
To apply to any of the Educators Workshops, please fill out this application and send it to email@example.com or to your local recruiting station.
MCRD Parris Island
MCRD San Diego
Houston/Salt Lake City
1 & 6 MCD
Des Moines/Kansas City/
Twin Cities/Oklahoma City
Denver/Salt Lake City
Athletic attire is recommended for this event, such as long-sleeve workout shirts, workout pants, close-toed tennis or running shoes and a baseball cap. The intent is to protect skin and hair as much as possible from hot surfaces, the sun, foliage and insects.
One event requires business dress. Guests will wear jacket and tie (men) or sundress (women), or equivalent.
All meals are provided free of charge to educators and key leaders during the workshop.
Arrive at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
Dinner and welcome aboard brief
Officer Candidates School Introduction and commanding officer welcome
OCS Leadership Reaction Course
Decision making class and tactical decision game
Force Fitness Readiness Center overview and Marine Corps martial arts demonstration
Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) orientation, tour and flight
Tour the National Museum of the Marine Corps
Weapons Training Battalion visit
Marine Security Guard Battalion visit
8th and I Marine Evening Parade
If you have further questions please contact your local OSO, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Your local Marine will assist you with a Packing List. Comfortable clothing and tennis/running shoes are recommended for the daily activities. One set of business casual clothing (Collared shirt and khakis, or dress) is recommended for when we attend the Parade. Be sure to bring a jacket or umbrella in case of inclement weather. Guests are encouraged to check the weather report before departing, and pack accordingly.
A. The Marine Corps will arrange your travel through a local Marine representative.
A. You will be staying in a hotel on MCB Quantico.
A. You will eat lunch at two mess halls aboard MCB Quantico: Bobo Hall, and Bruce Hall. On the day of your patrol you will have the chance to eat a Meal Ready to Eat (MRE). All other meals will be provided by the hotel.
A. Anyone who has a special medical concern needs to notify his or her officer selection officer (OSO) before attending the workshop. These concerns will be addressed accordingly.
A. Yes. We encourage you to take as many photos as possible and share them on your Social Media outlets.
If you have any further questions please contact your local OSO or contact us at email@example.com
For information about past workshops, visit this page:
Educators Workshop Program