The Penn Graduate School of Education offers a variety of degree and non-degree programs that prepare educators and educational leaders to advance education in classrooms, universities, research institutes, and not-for-profit organizations. Students build on a core curriculum in teaching and learning, socio-cultural foundations, and organizational and institutional research that is based in research methodology and field experience. Programs include:
Educational Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals
focuses on the competencies and confidence of instructional leaders. This intensive program integrates coursework into an on-site, 180-hour internship and enables students to earn their Principals Certificate in one year and their master's degree in two years. Using a part-time, executive education model, a cohort of students attend coursework each week in the fall and spring semesters for the first year, coming together occasionally for Saturday sessions and attending a seminar during the summer semester. In the first year, students complete five courses and the 180-hour mentorship. At the end of the first year, students are eligible for Principals Certification. During the second year, students study on a part-time basis, taking five additional courses from among the ELD course offerings to earn a master's degree. For more information email email@example.com or call 1-877-PENN-GSE (736-6473).
Educational Leadership (M.S.Ed.,Ed.D.)
is designed for practitioners (teachers, principals and superintendents) who seek to transform schools (public and private) into more democratic teaching and learning environments. Students gain experience in schools in the Philadelphia region, particularly in urban schools, through both course-based fieldwork and field experiences. The program provides students the opportunity to earn administrative and supervisory certifications, and is also an excellent program for teachers seeking a master's degree for permanent instructional certification as it provides an insightful view of the organization of schools. For more information contact Veronica Aplenc or call 1-877-PENN-GSE (736-6473).
Educational Policy (M.S.Ed.,Ph.D.)
combines training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies with coursework in educational policy issues, the educational policy process, and the historical, cultural, economic and political contexts in which policy is designed and implemented. Typical issues addressed include: the economics and financing of education, privatization and alternative forms of schooling, accountability and assessment, and the practice of school reform. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-PENN-GSE (736-6473).
Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (M.S.Ed.,Ed.D.,Ph.D.)
includes courses in research on teaching, teacher learning and change, curriculum theory and design, and urban education. Field-based research and field experiences, and collaborative projects with teachers in schools, are key components of the program. Within this program, students may concentrate on subjects such as children's literature, science education, urban education, child development and counseling, and elementary education. For more information contact Veronica Aplenc or call 1-877-PENN-GSE (736-6473).
Inter-American Educational Leadership Network
A los programas de Penn GSE Executive Leadership les complace anunciar el lanzamiento de La Red Interamericana de Liderazgo Educacional (RILE)/Inter-American Educational Leadership Network (IAELN). La meta de RILE/IAELN es construir una red hemisférica activa de líderes innovadores a través de diferentes campos y sectores — incluyendo organizaciones gubernamentales, corporativas, privadas, públicas, universitarias y comunitarias — con una dedicación a impulsar reformas significativas en la educación preuniversitaria. Estamos interesados en crear una red de líderes a través de las Américas que estén pensando y ayudando a facilitar un cambio dramático en las escuelas y otras instituciones educativas.
La Red está basada en la creencia que el cambio significativo necesita ocurrir en y alrededor de la educación y que es precisamente a través del intercambio de conocimientos, ideas, destrezas y recursos que ideas prometedoras pueden ser apoyadas hacia su realización. La Red de Penn buscará tender un puente entre los silos profesionales y organizacionales, que a menudo frustran el paso de reformas avanzadas. Los miembros de la Red, como profesionales que traen profundos niveles de experiencia y competencia avanzadas en muchas áreas, contribuirán con riqueza al intercambio profesional, intelectual y cultural a través de las Américas.
Joint Certificate with UC Chile and Scholarships
Penn GSE, in alliance with the School of Education of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile , under the umbrella of IAELN (Inter-American Educational Leadership Network) or RILE by its acronym in Spanish, are in the process of finishing their first joint certificate for Latin American educational leaders, and launching the second version for the fall semester of 2012. These certificates are delivered in Spanish, with on-line sessions throughout the semester and a final seminar in Santiago, Chile.
For this second version, RILE has decided to offer up to 12 scholarships to promote the participation of educational leaders from across the Americas. To learn more about this certificate and the scholarships visit the following link.