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Lehigh University Graduate College of Education Joins Discovery Education’s Impact Network by Launching New Online Certificate Supporting Educators Worldwide

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Silver Spring, Md. (Tuesday, January 26, 2021) — Lehigh University’s Graduate College of Education today announced the launch of a new online graduate certificate – Technology Leadership in Global Education – focused on supporting educators internationally. Integrating Discovery Educations high-quality professional development content and the expertise of College of Education faculty, these courses will help participants hone their instructional practice in the remote learning environment. By launching these courses, the College of Education joins the Discovery Education’s Higher Education Network. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

The first course in this innovative online certificate, which is specifically designed for educators teaching in International School systems, will begin in March of 2021. Entitled Cognitive Theory and Technology Integration, this course provides teachers practical examples, strategies, and frameworks for applying cognitive science and technology to improve student engagement and increase formative evaluation. Additional courses include Trends and Innovations in Instructional TechnologyDiversity and Multicultural Perspectives in Global Education, and School Leadership in the Digital Age. For more information about these courses or to register visit

Discovery Education’s Higher Education Network offers working K-12 educators online access to Discovery Education’s high-quality graduate-level professional learning content, which supports the implementation of evidence-based, high-yield instructional strategies, helps improve student achievement, and propels participants’ careers forward. Members of the Discovery Education Higher Education Network include Buena Vista University, University of Findlay, Louisiana Tech University, University of Richmond, Northern Vermont University, and Wilkes University.

“Lehigh University is very pleased to collaborate with Discovery Education on this new initiative,” said Dr. William Gaudelli, Dean of Lehigh’s College of Education. “The pandemic has underscored the need for schools and universities to rethink education. This new program provides leading edge learning for international school educators that will help them better engage learners in a variety of contexts and from a diversity of situations. In this way, the College of Education remains steadfastly focused on providing educators with the tools, insights and practices to enrich classroom learning in the communities they serve.”

“Discovery Education is excited to welcome Lehigh University to its Higher Education Network,” said Susanne Thompson, Discovery Education’s Managing Director for Higher Education. “The educators participating in Lehigh’s online graduate level courses this coming spring will join a powerful group of professionals working to create high quality learning experiences around the globe. As the education landscape continues to shift at an ever growing pace, evolving teaching and learning becomes more important than ever, and we are pleased to support the growth of educators everywhere.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.


About Lehigh University
Located in Pennsylvania’s vibrant Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is recognized as a distinguished private research university, characterized by academic rigor, innovation and excellence in research, and a commitment to having an impact in the world. The College of Education is one of five colleges at Lehigh University and focuses on graduate education through master’s, doctoral, certification and certificate programming in the education and human development fields. The College of Education prepares individuals for leadership roles in school systems, business and industry, healthcare, private practice, international schools, and community-based organizations. We embrace the philosophy that a quality education experience should provide the instruction, resources, and experience necessary to create a new type of educator, one who understands the nature of learning, the role of new knowledge, values collaboration and teamwork, and embraces societal challenges. For more information, visit 

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at

Amy White
Lehigh University
Phone: 610-758-6656

Stephen Wakefield
Discovery Education
Phone: 202-316-6615