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Center for Learning and Professional Education

The University-chartered Center for Learning and Professional Education focuses on scholarly activities that inform best practices and contribute to professional discourse around teaching and lifelong learning. It supports scholarly exchange and collaboration among University faculty and students and institutional partners in the Greater Hartford community.

As one of the only private universities 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 Center for Learning and Professional Education partners with local education and health care institutions to help answer important questions on teaching and learning and jointly develop strategies that lead to translational outcomes. Initiatives include:

  • 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

Esphyr Slobodkina Urquhart Reading Room [Photo by Christine Petit]