Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) offers a robust portfolio of practical learning experiences designed for K–12 educators, school- and district-level leaders, as well as professionals at education-support organizations. Led by HGSE faculty and grounded in research, our programs are designed to improve the skills and competencies of education professionals to impact the lives and learning of the students they serve.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HGSE Professional Education has canceled all residential offerings through December 2021 and has developed new and redesigned online programs tailored to meet the critical needs of educators in this moment.
Project Zero Online Courses | Learn More →
Discover our 13-week learning experiences that focus in-depth on Project Zero research and ideas, with how to implement new concepts into their teaching and learning environments and receive personalized feedback from a coach. Apply to one of our online four courses: Making Learning Visible, Teaching for Understanding, Visible Thinking, and Creating Cultures of Thinking.
Building Your Entry Plan to Lead for Equity in Education | Learn More →
Plan your entry into a new education leadership position through this new online professional development program. Learn to devise a series of steps that will involve communities of stakeholders in creating opportunities for all children to succeed.
Women in Education Leadership | Learn More →
A women's-only forum for you to celebrate your strengths, analyze your challenges, and focus on the skills you need now to engage multiple constituencies in the work of improving learning opportunities for students. This program empowers women to lead through adversity, and it provides a unique opportunity for growth and renewal among diverse groups of women.
Online Certificate Programs
- Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (CAEL)
Designed for current and aspiring district- and system-level leaders.
- Certificate in School Management Leadership (CSML)
Designed for Principals and School Leaders
- Instructional Leadership Certificate (ILC)
Designed for Teachers and Teacher Leaders
- Certificate in Media and Technology for Education
Designed for all educators aiming to learn more about how media, technology, and information literacies play in formal and informal learning environments.
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