One of LACC's most important missions as a federally-supported Title VI National Resource Center, is to promote public education regarding Latin America and the Caribbean through support for K-12 teacher education. In an effort to increase awareness about Latin America and the Caribbean and enhance teaching of the region, LACC dedicates significant time and resources towards K-12 education.

More specifically, LACC collaborates closely with area schools, develops comprehensive curricula on Latin America and the Caribbean, and works with educators to introduce and/or better integrate Latin American and Caribbean content into the classroom.

LACC provides online lesson plans on Latin America and the Caribbean, hosts Teacher Training Workshops, and sponsors various professional development events for area educators through collaboration with partners including the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, Miami International Film Festival, History Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).