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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 Early Education Leadership (CEEL)
Online
Early childhood directors, leaders, and coaches and state leaders and administrators
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
School Turnaround Leaders
On Campus
Educators and teams responsible for leading or overseeing school turnaround efforts
Katherine K. Merseth
Harvard Seminar for New Presidents
7/10/20 - 6/27/21
Blended
Newly appointed first-time presidents and chancellors
Judith Block McLaughlin
Leading People: A CSML Course | July Term
7/22/20 - 8/19/20
10/14/20 - 11/11/20
2/3/21 - 3/3/21
Online
Aspiring, early career, and experienced school leaders
Mary Grassa O'Neill, Monique Burns Thompson
Rethinking Leadership in Early Education: CEEL Series 2
8/3/20 - 1/29/21
Online
Early childhood directors, leaders, and coaches and state leaders and administrators
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Leading for Early Learning and Development: CEEL Series 1
8/3/20 - 1/29/21
Online
Early childhood directors, leaders, and coaches and state leaders and administrators
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Supporting Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments: CEEL Series 3
8/3/20 - 1/29/21
Online
Early childhood directors, leaders, and coaches and state leaders and administrators
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Leading Learning: A CAEL Module
9/14/20 - 12/6/20
Online
Current and aspiring preK-12 system-level leaders
Elizabeth City
Managing Evidence: A CAEL Module
9/14/20 - 12/6/20
Online
Current and aspiring preK-12 system-level leaders
Martin West
Driving Change: A CAEL Module
9/14/20 - 12/6/20
Online
Current and aspiring preK-12 system-level leaders
Andrés Alonso