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Center for Learning and Professional Education

The University-chartered Center for Learning and Professional Education is focused on scholarly activities that inform best practices and contribute to professional discourse around teaching and lifelong learning. The Center supports scholarly exchange and collaboration among University faculty and students and institutional partners in the Greater-Hartford community. As the only private university in the country with two magnet schools on campus – the University of Hartford Magnet School and the University High School for Science and Engineering – the mission of the Center for Learning and Professional Education is to partner with local education and health care institutions to identify and help answer important questions on teaching and learning and jointly develop strategies that lead to translational outcomes. Initiatives include:

  • Educational Main Street – a partnership with Greater Hartford schools, community organizations, and local businesses to engage University students in in-school and after-school service and research opportunities
  • Farmington Valley Transition Academy - Agreement benefitting ENHP Special Education Majors, FVTA Students, and Promoting Faculty Collaboration
  • Hartford Public School System – System-wide Affiliation Agreement Signed with Hartford Public Schools in June 2011
  • Magnet Schools on Campus – University of Hartford Magnet School (Pre K-5) and the University High School of Science and Engineering (9-12)
  • Montessori Studies in partnership with the Association Montessori Internationale, Montessori Training Center of New England, and Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher
  • Wintonbury – a collaborative agreement benefitting both University and Wintonbury students while informing the practice of professionals and leaders at both sites

For more information on the Center for Learning and Professional Education, contact Kenny Nienhusser, Assistant Professor, Department of Education at 860.768.4411 or itr@hartford.edu.