Professional Education

Professional Education

The Harvard Graduate School of Education has numerous opportunities for educators to expand their skills. Onsite and online, the programs are designed for teachers, principals, administrators, and policymakers.

Programs in Professional Education

Each year we offer 30-35 professional education opportunities for preK-12, higher education and international administrators and educators. Our programs include:

  • PreK-12 programs crafted for a broad cross section of stakeholders: superintendents, principals, directors, coordinators, teachers, and those who shape or implement educational policy.
  • The Principals' Center provides aspiring and experienced school leaders from across the country and around the world with exemplary professional development to meet personal and professional goals.
  • The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education are designed for presidents, vice presidents, provosts, vice provosts, deans, directors, and department heads to address key issues facing administrators at specific stages in their careers.

WIDE World

WIDE World is a unique K-12 professional development program based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its innovative professional development solutions build on more than 30 years of cutting edge research and effective teaching practices of top educators around the world.

Project Zero

Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.

Strategic Data Project

Housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, the Strategic Data Project (SDP) partners with school districts, charter school networks, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to bring high quality research methods and data analysis to bear on strategic management and policy decisions. Our mission is to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement. We believe that if we bring together the right people, assemble the right data, and perform the right analysis, collectively, we can improve decisions such that student achievement increases significantly.

Change Leadership Group

After 11 years of service, the Change Leadership Group concluded its operation on December 31, 2010. Three of its most popular resources, however, are still available.

HGSE Provides Insight and Guidance to Chinese Educators

HGSE Provides Insight and Guidance to Chinese Educators

The PPE program, "Fostering Higher Education Leadership and Innovation," was developed to provide delegates from universities in China with insight into the U.S. higher education system.

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PPE Institutes Prepare Educator for Future of Learning

PPE Institutes Prepare Educator for Future of Learning

The Future of Learning Institute focuses exclusively on how societal changes and technological advancements affect students' abilities to learn and their impact on educational practice.

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Educator Makes Return Visit to PPE Institute

Educator Makes Return Visit to PPE Institute

Ivelisse Caraballo has traveled all the way from the Dominican Republic, twice, to participate in PPE's improving Quality in Education Systems: Managing Quality Schools professional education program.

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Educators Find Strength in Numbers at Project Zero Classroom

Educators Find Strength in Numbers at Project Zero Classroom

"It's exciting because we are starting to plan together," said Christine Kunkel, principal at Key Learning Community School in Indianapolis, who brought 15 educators from her school.

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