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As you consider HGSE for your master’s degree, you're no doubt thinking about the types of education outcomes you want to address — from cultivating success for all learners to understanding how to leverage policy to create change to developing new technologies and learning organizations. You're also looking at the roles that can help you deliver on these outcomes — positions that range from principal to policy analyst, counselor to curriculum designer, or museum educator to elementary school teacher, to name a few.
A master’s in education from HGSE can help you make these outcomes a reality, with customizable learning pathways that allow you to tailor your academic courses, real-world experiences, and community learning opportunities to fit your objectives.
Through the three pillars that make up HGSE's residential master's in education — Foundations, Programs, and Concentrations — as well as through electives and community learning opportunities, our master’s program enables you to craft a customized set of enriching experiences that allow you to gain the skills you need for a long-term, impactful career in education. Our customizable curriculum also offers you the opportunity to take courses at other schools across Harvard University.
Here are several examples that illustrate how you can personalize your own learning pathway:
If your career aim is to design and develop education policy on a global scale, you can craft the following education path:
For students interested in working toward a leadership role in higher education, you can customize the following career path:
If your career goal involves working with an afterschool, camp, or youth organization focused on the arts, take a look at a potential pathway below: