Master Educator Program


The Franklin Institute’s Master Educator Program develops skilled preK-12 teachers, administrators, and informal educators through in-depth professional development about the science of learning.  Through this year-long program, participants work collaboratively to implement impactful, research-based practices that maximize students’ learning.

 "This experience has been career-changing.  I can't say enough great things about it."
- Peter Leaming, 7th Grade Teacher, Klinger Middle School 

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2018/2019 cohort. The application for our 2019/2020 cohort will be posted in spring 2019. Please contact Emily Early at for more information.

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    • Four full-day professional development sessions at The Franklin Institute
    • Two evening Science After Hours events
    • 1-year membership to The Franklin Institute
    • field trip for a class of up to 35 students plus chaperones
    • 20 ACT 48 credits
    • Micro-certificate upon completion
    • Advance knowledge of current research in neuroscience, cognitive science, and education
    • Enrich and refine skills in developing curriculum and training others
    • Build a community of practice with educators from other districts in the region
    • Become a leader in your school & district for research-based teaching practices
    • Private access to a collaborative web portalcomplete education resources
  • Dates are subject to change based on availability


    July 24, 2018 Session 1: The Science of Learning
    October 23, 2018 Session 2: Mindset and Motivation
    January 24, 2019 Session 3: Focus and Creativity
    March 7, 2019 Session 4: Utilizing The Franklin Institute
    February-May, 2019 Student Field Trips & Project Implementation
    May 23, 2019 Graduation and Project Showcase
  • $1500 per participant

    Includes:  PD sessions, food, parking, membership, and student field trip (if applicable).  Transportation and food for the field trip are NOT included.

  • Administrators are invited to submit one application on behalf of teams of teachers and administrators from a school, district, or other educational institution. Competitive applications will include at least one teacher and one administrator. Applications are now closed for the 2018/2019 cohort. The application for our 2019/2020 cohort will be posted in spring 2019. Please contact Emily Early at for more information.

  • Limited scholarships are available for public, charter, and parochial schools in Philadelphia or Camden. Complete the final page of the application to be considered for a scholarship.

  • Contact:
    Emily Early, Museum Programs and Outreach Initiatives Assistant