Center for Professional Development & Education Reform

Partnering with school districts and community organizati0ns through professional learning, coaching, consulting and program evaluation

Advanced Certificates

The Warner School of Education offers professionals the opportunity to build skills and specialized knowledge through advanced certificate programs that typically include about three courses.

Leadership Development

Working with leaders to become more reflective practitioners, more deliberate decision-makers, and more capable leaders so that those they serve can perform at their highest level.

Mathematics Education Outreach

Partnering with educational institutions to bring research to practice to transform mathematics education.

Program Evaluation

Engaging partners in high-quality, meaningful program evaluation practices to increase knowledge and understanding that impacts the lives of those in their systems and beyond.

Science Education Outreach

Partnering with organizations to solve science-related education issues, develop organizational capacity,  and better serve their constituents.

STEM Higher Education

Partnering with higher education organizations to develop, evaluate, assess, or research education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

“The Center is supporting us every step of the way by providing professional learning and support to both our teachers and our school leaders. Our students are so much more engaged in learning and are not only developing concepts and skills, but are also becoming stronger problem solvers and critical thinkers. Our teachers can see a difference in student learning and this is the proof that this work is worth it.”

~Krista Lewis, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Newark Central School District

“The Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at the University of Rochester has been instrumental in our equity work in the district for the past three years. The team encourages us to think ‘outside the box’ and consider all aspects of addressing equity and inclusion, which is our top district priority. Their passion and commitment to collaborating with us in conducting a needs assessment and throughout all areas of this process have been exceptional!”

~Nerlande Anselme, assistant superintendent of student & family services, and Diane Wynne, director of wellness & equity, Rush-Henrietta Central School District