Institute on Early College Pedagogy
The mission of the Institute on Early College Pedagogy is to advance the successes of early college education by providing a national model of the best practices in educating adolescents and a framework for rethinking education for adolescents. It will accomplish this by:
• disseminating the principles and practices of early college pedagogies to institutions, early colleges, and high schools engaged in reform
• promoting the growth of new early colleges
• developing an active network of sharing and support among post-secondary institutions and other interested in excellence in liberal arts education of younger students
• creating a collective force for change in secondary and post-secondary education.
The Institute was funded in 2006-2010 by the U.S. Department of Education Foundation for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Currently the Institute provides a series of educational seminars for teachers and administrators, on-site consulting services to schools and early colleges, and has launched a national consortium of early college programs.