The Institute for School Partnership connects Washington University with the K-12 educational community in the St. Louis region. Among other activities, it provides STEM curricula and programming to schools, professional development and leadership training to teachers and administrators, and facilities field trip and campus engagement opportunities for K-12 students.
University College is the professional and continuing education division of Washington University. Founded in 1931, it provides adult learners in the St. Louis region with the opportunity to experience the excitement of attending and earning a degree or certificate from a world-class research institution.
The St. Louis Teacher Residency Program is an independent, non-profit organization that offers an innovative pathway into the classroom. Their model blends a rigorous full-year classroom apprenticeship with a carefully aligned sequence of academic coursework, designed to successfully prepare aspiring teachers for a career in urban education.
The Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) is designed for adult career-changers who are committed to teaching in at-risk schools. University College, the Institute for School Partnership, and the Department of Education partner with the St. Louis Teacher Residency (STLTR) program to train and support aspiring teachers.
The Institute for School Partnership in coordination with the Department of Education has established a 15-hour graduate certificate program in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Computational Thinking (STEM + C) education through University College. The certificate program is directed at in-service teachers of grades K–8.