The mission of the GSE is to develop reflective practitioner leaders who work effectively with colleagues and communities to create and sustain innovative, authentic, and rigorous learning environments for all students.


The GSE aspires to be recognized within the country and around the world as a hub of progressive practice related to teaching, learning and leadership, and as a model of thoughtful, integrated, and transformative graduate education that has a direct impact on K-12 schools. This aspiration reflects HTH GSE’s special and unique capacity as a graduate school embedded in highly effective and innovative K-12 schools to bridge the worlds of theory and practice, of scholarship and action.

To achieve this aspiration, the HTH GSE has outlined the following three aims:

  1. The GSE aims to model and promote thoughtful and forward-thinking teaching and leadership both within and beyond its clinical sites.
  2. The GSE aims to assist teachers, administrators and policy makers in their efforts to transform teaching and learning locally, nationally, and globally.
  3. The GSE aims to secure the financial sustainability of our institution, and ensure its future.

Strategic Plan 2015-2020 Snapshot