The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s mission is to prepare leaders in the world of education to improve opportunities for all students. HGSE was founded in 1920, making it one of the newer graduate schools at the institution. The work being done at the school has a profound influence on the educational world in terms of pedagogy, methodology, assessment, teaching, and learning.
There are over 100 faculty members that guide nearly 1,000 graduate and doctoral students within the college. The school offers 13 master’s programs and two doctoral degree programs. Graduates go onto careers in instruction, literacy, educational policy, research, counseling, education administration, and language.
The degree programs include:
- Doctor of Education
- Doctor of Educational Leadership
- Master of Education (students choose from 13 areas of study)
The doctor of education degree program is known for its rigorous workload that prepares graduates for roles as university faculty, educational leaders, policymakers, and researchers.
The doctor of educational leadership program combines the fields of education, policy, and business. The degree prepares students for leadership roles at the systems level including school systems, state departments of education, U.S. Department of Education, national advocacy groups, mission-based for-profits, and non-profits.
The master’s program is a year-long curriculum for students who desire to focus on a particular field of education such as art, policy, human development, technology, and more.