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Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education serves more than 10,000 educators around the world each year through more than 110 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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Action-Planning for the New Normal: Making Sense of Our Year On Screens
Teachers, coaches, and school leaders
Barbara Treacy
Certificate in Early Education Leadership (CEEL)
Early childhood directors, leaders, and coaches and state leaders and administrators
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
The Path Forward: School Leadership Today
Administrators, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, and teachers
Katherine K. Merseth
Organizational Change In Uncertain Times: A Leadership Program for Higher Education
6/1/21 - 6/24/21
Individual educators and leadership teams in higher education.
Francesca Purcell
Harvard Institute for Superintendents and District Leaders
6/6/21 - 6/8/21
District level leaders and teams
Deborah Jewell-Sherman
Harvard Seminar for New Presidents
7/9/21 - 6/10/22
Newly appointed first-time presidents and chancellors
Judith Block McLaughlin
A Role Reimagined: Leadership Development for Principals
7/12/21 - 7/16/21
Administrators, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, and teachers
Pamela A. Mason
Screen-Time Savvy: Skills and Strategies to Deepen Digital and Media Literacy
9/8/21 - 10/5/21
K-12 educators at all roles and levels, parents and caregivers, public and private school media librarians and public librarians, nonprofit directors and administrators, national education organization representatives, movie and media industry representatives, and after-school program leaders.
Joseph Blatt
Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (CAEL)
9/13/21 - 12/5/21
Current and aspiring preK-12 system-level leaders
Elizabeth City
Differentiated Instruction Made Practical
9/13/21 - 12/12/21
Teams of 3-6 people with access to students/learners are encouraged
Rhonda Bondie