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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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Reflecting on the Past, Transforming the Future: A 50th Anniversary Symposium with the Institute for Educational Management (IEM)
10/11/19 - 10/12/19
On Campus
Leaders in higher education
James P. Honan
Language, Behavior, and the Brain: Designing Effective Early Learning Environments and Experiences
10/15/19 - 10/16/19
On Campus
Early childhood directors and leaders
Stephanie M. Jones, Nonie K. Lesaux
The Opportunity of Bilingualism: Serving Today’s Young English Language Learners
10/21/19 - 11/3/19
Teachers, coaches, and school leaders
Nonie K. Lesaux
Advancing Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
10/26/19 - 10/27/19
On Campus
Teachers, coaches, and school leaders
Pamela A. Mason
Learning to Talk by Talking: A Developmental Approach to Maximizing Language and Literacy Skills
10/28/19 - 11/10/19
Educators and parents are encouraged to attend
Catherine Snow
New and Aspiring School Leaders
11/3/19 - 11/6/19
On Campus
School leaders with 0-2 years of leadership experience
Pamela A. Mason
Harvard Seminar for Presidential Leadership
11/10/19 - 11/12/19
On Campus
Presidents and chancellors
Judith Block McLaughlin
Harvard Institute for Superintendents and District Leaders
11/10/19 - 11/12/19
On Campus
District level leaders and teams
Deborah Jewell-Sherman
Using Data to Improve Quality: A Bootcamp for Early Education Leaders
On Campus
Early childhood directors and leaders
Nonie K. Lesaux, Stephanie M. Jones
Data Wise Leadership Institute: January
1/6/20 - 1/10/20
On Campus
System and school level teams of 4 or more
Kathryn Parker Boudett, Candice Esguerra Bocala