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Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education serves more than 9,500 educators around the world each year through more than 90 programs for early childhood, K-12, and higher education professionals

Chaired by HGSE faculty and grounded in the latest research, our Professional Education programs are designed to make direct impact on the practice of education professionals, the work of schools and institutions, and the lives and learning of students. 

We believe that through exceptional professional education that is responsive and relevant to the challenges practitioners face, we can equip and empower educators and institutions around the world to improve their practice in service of their students, schools, and communities. Through transformative adult learning, we elevate student learning.

We invite you to learn more about our professional education opportunities and look forward to welcoming you to a future program.

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Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (CAEL)
1/30/17 - 1/1/18
Current and aspiring preK-12 system-level leaders
Elizabeth City
Advancing Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
10/28/17 - 10/29/17
On Campus
Teachers, coaches, and school leaders
Pamela A. Mason
New and Aspiring School Leaders
11/5/17 - 11/8/17
On Campus
School leaders with 0-2 years of leadership experience
Pamela A. Mason
Harvard Seminar for Presidential Leadership
11/12/17 - 11/14/17
On Campus
Presidents and chancellors
Judith Block McLaughlin
Mindfulness for Educators
11/15/17 - 11/17/17
On Campus
Early childhood, K-12, and higher education faculty and administrators
Metta Karuna McGarvey, Joseph P. Zolner
Instructional Rounds
12/4/17 - 12/8/17
On Campus
Team enrollment is required
Stefanie Reinhorn , Lee Teitel
Buffering Stress and Adversity Through Early Learning
12/6/17 - 12/20/17
Current and aspiring early childhood directors and leaders
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Data Wise Leadership Institute: January
1/8/18 - 1/12/18
On Campus
System and school level teams of 4 or more
Kathryn Parker Boudett, Rob Wessman
Today’s Early Educator: Challenges, Competencies, and Professional Supports
1/10/18 - 1/24/18
Current and aspiring early childhood directors and leaders
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Poetry in America for Teachers: The City from Whitman to Hip Hop
1/22/18 - 5/12/18
Educators at all stages of their teaching careers
Elisa New