About Us

The Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) bridges research and practice.

What We’re All About

CSET works in educational partnerships to solve persistent problems of practice by improving the quality of instruction, keeping equity and social justice at the center of the work, and developing leading educators. We offer professional learning experiences in a variety of formats to support excellence in teaching that leads to improved learning for all students.

CSET Faculty and Staff

The people that work at CSET include experienced teachers with strong facilitation and mentoring skills, graduate students with a passion for teaching and related research endeavors, and faculty who research teaching and professional learning.

Who We Are

“Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage.”
– Paulo Freire

The Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) is based in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. We are a research center that bridges research and practice by working in educational partnership with educators, schools, districts, non-profit organizations, industry, and business. Our goal is to solve persistent problems of practice by keeping social justice at the center of the work, improving the quality of instruction, and developing educational leaders. We are committed to a vision of education where all students experience success in learning, excellence in teaching, and the elimination of the predictable disparity in learning outcomes.

Research Based

All our programs are based on the research about adult learning, effective teaching, and support for all students.

Transformative

Our professional learning experiences will transform your teaching in ways that enhance your career and benefit the students you teach.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education Credit (CEUs) is available through Stanford University for all courses for a cost of $75.

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