Civil Air Patrol's aerospace education programs -- one of CAP's Congressional chartered missions -- provide its members and the educational community information about aviation and space activities. It underlines the need for aerospace strength and the importance of the aerospace sector to the overall economy and quality of life.
Each year it supports about 200 aerospace education workshops for teachers at approximately 100 colleges and universities around the country, preparing an estimated 5,000 teachers to teach aerospace-related subjects in their classrooms. The National Congress on Aviation and Space Education, an annual national convention for aerospace teachers, is one of CAP's major contributions to the nation's aerospace education. The organization also develops curriculum and publishes aerospace educational materials for use in the nation's schools.
The Aerospace Education directorate is responsible for providing an organization to encourage and aid citizens of the United States in contributing their efforts, services, and resources in developing aviation and in maintaining air supremacy and to provide aviation education and training especially to its senior and cadet members.