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Harvard University

18 programs + -

Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.

Master’s Degree

Mathematics for Teaching

From Harvard trained faculty, you’ll learn new strategies that will dramatically improve your ability to teach middle and high school students the math skills needed to succeed in life, work, and academia.

Museum Studies

Learn techniques and strategies for keeping museum collections relevant, audiences inspired, and operations smooth. Through the master’s degree in museum studies you gain deep knowledge of twenty-first-century museum operations, including program development and evaluation; visitor engagement and education; collections care and research; fundraising; marketing, and legal issues.


Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.


Religious Studies and Education Certificate

Jointly sponsored by Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Extension School, this certificate provides educators a multidisciplinary foundation for approaching the study of religion in public school classrooms or in other educational settings focused on learning about religion.

Learning Design and Technology Certificate

Learn to create and implement effective learning experiences on digital platforms through an understanding of instructional design principles, technology, and application. Gain the skills you need to develop or enhance a career in K–12 education, higher education, corporate training, nonprofit education, museums, or related organizations.

Museum Studies Certificate

Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to be an agile museum practitioner for the twenty-first-century museum—one who is always making connections and finding new possibilities in order to keep operations smooth, collections relevant, and visitors inspired.

Wide World: Inspiring Great Teaching through Online and On-site learning

WIDE World (Wide-scale Interactive Development for Educators) is an innovative professional development program based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. At WIDE World, we’ve successfully combined 30 years of research and practice to address the top educational challenge of the 21st century – helping schools implement sustained, systemic improvement in teaching practice.

Saving Schools: History, Politics, and Policy in U.S. Education, Mini-Course II: Teacher Policies

The teacher is the most important person in our schools. How do we recruit and retain the very best teachers? What are our current methods for recruiting teachers? How well do we compensate them? What are the effects of adjusting teacher salaries to be based on their performance in the classroom? When should teachers be given tenure?

Teaching with Cases Online: Web-Based Seminar

Are you looking for strategies and techniques to improve your case-based online course? If so, register now for Teaching with Cases Online. As is true with the case method, you will learn as much from your fellow participants as you will from the seminar facilitators. Attendees will participate in synchronous and asynchronous activities over 3 weeks.

Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning and Teaching

Educators have an ever-increasing stream of data at their fingertips, but knowing how to use this data to improve learning and teaching — how to make it less overwhelming, more useful, and part of an effective collaborative process — can be challenging.

Leading Change in Education Systems: Effective Policy and Practice for Improving Outcomes

Managing education systems requires simultaneous and systematic attention to multiple, concurrent issues. As an education leader you must have a vision and set standards for high student achievement, and provide the context for administrators, principals, teachers and students to each work to their highest potential.

Differentiating Instruction: Strategies for Effective Classroom Practice

In this program, you will learn how to identify your students’ readiness levels, interests, and Multiple Intelligence Profile, so you can introduce practical teaching strategies that respond to their unique needs. With the help of your fellow educators and your coach you will also design rich, “tiered activities” and assessments that allow students of all ability levels.

Leading for Understanding

Develop a culture of understanding and promote specific actions that increase thinking and learning for all members of your learning community. Support teachers in using the Teaching for Understanding and Visible Thinking frameworks, as well as other constructivist pedagogies to improve student learning.

Making Thinking Visible: Building Understanding Through Critical and Creative Thinking

This program will detail research-based Visible Thinking routines and other Visible Thinking frameworks and show you how to personalize them for your classroom. Visible Thinking, currently being used successfully in schools, is adaptable to any subject area and/or age level.

Teaching for Understanding 1: Focus on Student Understanding

This program is an introduction to the Teaching for Understanding framework. Participants learn to clarify educational goals, link student work to experience, design active learning instructional units, develop effective assessment practices and reflect on their own teaching practice.

The Data Wise Leadership Institute

You will receive all the materials and structure you need to have an intensive week of learning and planning with your colleagues: video mini-lessons explaining how to do key tasks; detailed meeting agendas for your leadership team meetings; and a complete schedule for the week that balances live online sessions with the Data Wise teaching team, team meetings, and work time.

Including Ourselves in the Change Equation: Personal Learning for Organizational Performance

Are you navigating a change process in your work environment? When you consider all that needs to change in order to meet your goal, are you and your colleagues including yourselves in the equation? It is difficult to make significant improvements in education without first embracing the need for personal improvement.

Making Learning Visible: The Power of Group Learning and Documentation in Classrooms and Communities

Unlock the potential of group learning in your classroom. In groups, both children and adults learn from and with others, encountering new perspectives, strategies, and ways of thinking. Not only do individuals enhance their own learning, but the group can also achieve more together than any individual could alone.


Columbia University

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Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.

Master’s Degree

Diabetes Education and Management

The Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management requires satisfactory completion of 36 course points and a Master’s Integrative Project. The program may be pursued full-time or part-time, but part-time students are encouraged to take at least 6 credits per semester to ensure timely completion of the program.

Computing in Education

This Online program is part of the M.A. in Computing in Education, and shares that program’s goals. The Online M.A. focuses on the subset of students in the Computing in Education program who teach in K-12 schools or who have an interest in working with technology in schools. All courses needed to complete the degree are offered online.


University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. Since 1987, the private institution has hosted the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, a four-day event that is regarded as the largest scavenger hunt in the world.


Critical Issues in Urban Education

Urban school reform in the United States is characterized by contentious, politicized debate. This course explores a set of critical issues in the education and educational reform space, with a focus on aspects of the field that have sparked controversy and polarized views. We will dig into these debates, situating them within the larger history of public education and school reform.


University of Pennsylvania

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Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can study in one of four schools that grant undergraduate degrees: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.


Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.


Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Maryland, that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.

Master’s Degree

Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Technology for Educators

This online Master of Science (MS) in Education concentration prepares educators and related professionals to use a broad range of technologies in their multiple roles as teacher, mentor, facilitator, researcher, change agent, and leader. The program is aligned with National Education Technology Standards for educational technology from the International Society for Technology in Education.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (Division of Public Safety Leadership

Public safety professionals nationwide can take advantage of a newly modified 36-credit online version of the Division of Public Safety Leadership’s nationally recognized face-to-face organizational leadership program that, until now, has only been offered at The Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

Master of Science in Education with a Concentration in Educational Studies (Teach For America Partnership)

Molded was a master’s degree program that both Johns Hopkins University and TFA believe will make you transformational in your teaching: an online program focused on the teaching as leadership rubric and development providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to success in the classroom.

Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP)

The Johns Hopkins University, through an innovative collaboration of its Schools of Business, Education, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, is offering a world class degree – the Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) – that prepares a new generation of health professionals to teach effectively for schools and training programs related to medicine, public health and nursing.

MA in Museum Studies

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology’s critical role in today’s museum.

Doctorate Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

To address the dramatically changing landscape of education in the 21st century, which includes new research on the science of learning, advances in technology, and the emergence of a for-profit education sector, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education offers an innovative online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program.


Entrepreneurial Education Leadership

This course engages the learner in understanding leadership traits and behaviors, particularly entrepreneurism, and the need for entrepreneurial leadership in educational organizations. Readings, discussions, and examples will support the development of knowledge about leadership, entrepreneurial thinking, learning and innovation.

Politics of Education

Federal involvement in education has grown enormously in recent decades with calls for national standards and increasing reliance on standardized tests. While state legislatures and school boards traditionally provide funding and policy, mayors, parents and advocates of charter schools are seeking to redefine the nature of local control.


School Administration and Supervision

The online 18-credit School Administration and Supervision certificate program is designed to reflect the rigor of the School of Education’s face-to-face School Administration and Supervision certificate program while utilizing the convenience of the online platform to prepare rising K-12 school leaders for the transition into leadership with unparalleled knowledge and support.

Leadership in Technology Integration

This 15-credit online certificate program prepares master teachers to become proficient at integrating technology into standards-based curriculum to improve student learning. Candidates become technology leaders in the classroom, school, and district.

Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions

The 18-credit Post-Master’s Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions, with its emphasis on preparing health professionals to teach effectively, can be taken as a stand-alone program or as the first component of the Master of Education in the Health Professions. Applicants for the post-master’s certificate are required to hold an advanced degree (master’s or higher).

Mind, Brain, and Teaching

The 15-credit graduate certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching is designed for PK-16 teachers, administrators, and student support personnel seeking to explore how research from the learning sciences has the potential to inform the field of education. Courses will promote integration of diverse disciplines that investigate human learning and development.

Certificate in Digital Curation

The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation, offered through the graduate program in Museum Studies, advances the education and training of museum and other cultural heritage professionals worldwide in this emerging field. The certificate program offers a specialized curriculum that prepares current and aspiring cultural heritage professionals.

Certificate in Biotechnology Education

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Biotechnology Education consists of five graduate-level courses that emphasize inquiry-oriented approaches and integrating technology in bioscience education. The program also challenges you to analyze recent research on bioscience education, reflect on your learning and practice, and develop teaching tools and assessment strategies to engage your students.


Vanderbilt University

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Vanderbilt University is a private institution in Nashville, Tenn. with four undergraduate colleges: the College of Arts and Science, the School of Engineering, Peabody College, and the Blair School of Music. More than 40 percent of Vanderbilt students participate in Greek life.


Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.


Washington University in St. Louis

1 program + -

Students can study architecture, art, arts and sciences, business, and engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, a private research institution in Missouri. Outside of class, about a quarter of the student body is involved in Greek life.

Master’s Degree

Master of Science in Biology for Science Teachers

Washington University in St. Louis faculty created and piloted this degree with 90 biology teachers as a National Science Foundation teacher institute. Barbara Schaal, Mary-Dell Chilton distinguished professor in biology, and Victoria L. May, assistant dean in Arts & Sciences, used a blend of current research in life sciences and in education to design the program.


Rice University

1 program + -

Rice University is located in the heart of the Museum District in Houston, TX. The private institution has a need-blind admissions policy and meets the full demonstrated need of any accepted student who requires help paying tuition.


Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.


University of California—Berkeley

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The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.


Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.


Georgetown University

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Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic university in the country. The school’s location in Washington, D.C. gives students many opportunities for internships throughout the nation’s capital.


Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.