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ABOUT REACH

Pioneering innovation and preparing the next generation of teachers and leaders 
Mission

Our mission is to help schools grow their own highly effective teachers and leaders, pursuing equity in underserved urban and rural communities. We also seek to advance the efficacy and adoption in higher education of inquiry-based instructional methods and job-embedded degree pathways. 

Vision

We are committed to a more equitable world where each student has the support of highly effective and dedicated teachers, and where each teacher has the support of highly effective and dedicated school leaders, and where everyone has access to deeper learning and meaningful opportunities in their chosen local community. 

950+

Educators trained 

8

Degree & Certificate Programs

48

School & District
Partners

Reach began in 2006 with a simple but profound charge: reinvent teacher education. Within a year Reach had launched its first teacher credential programs with 25 candidates. As a next step, Reach launched in 2009 its Instructional Leadership Academy for experienced teachers wishing to move into school administration. In 2011, Reach deepened its academic offerings with master’s degrees in teaching and leadership. In 2020, Reach incubated Oxford Teachers Academy, an innovative job-embedded bachelor’s degree program for full-time school staff and paraprofessionals seeking to become teachers. Reach in 2021 officially became Reach University, offering undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs for educators and leaders seeking a more equitable world.

Great teaching is the central obsession of every great school and university, and it’s the key to shifting student trajectories.

Inquiry-based methods in education, such as the Oxford tutorial, cultivate critical thinking, deeper learning, and higher quality teaching. 

Job-embedded learning 

generates exceptional outcomes by integrating theory & practice, and  by expanding equity & access. 

Technology must make education more student centered, affordable, accessible, convenient, and effective. 

Innovation in education will arise from the needs of the workplace, where soon a job will lead to a credential or degree, instead of the other way around.

BELIEFS

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1221 Preservation Park Way,

Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612

Reach Institute of School Leadership (Reach University) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC),

985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.
 

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