March 10, 2015

Penn GSE recognized as a national leader


Penn’s Graduate School of Education has once again been recognized among the best-performing graduate schools of education. U.S. News and World Report named the School 7th in its recently released 2016 rankings, the fourth consecutive year Penn GSE has placed within the top 10.

Individual or “specialty” programs continue to rise in the rankings. Penn GSE’s renowned Higher Education Division (HED) jumped to 5th; Education Policy moved up to 6th. Both have a particular strength in high impact policy work. Penn GSE faculty regularly advise state and federal governments, as well as international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank, on how policymakers can put the best ideas for improving education into practice.

The school is also known for attracting some of the best students and faculty in the broad field of education. With one of the most selective Ph.D. programs in the country, Penn GSE has fewer than two doctoral candidates for every faculty member. Students have the opportunity to work closely with the women and men leading the conversation about the best practices in education. Masters students benefit from a rigorous atmosphere that emphasizes real world applications for every lesson.

Grounded in a commitment to research backed up by $40 million in funded work, Penn GSE is an Ivy League school finding solutions to the challenges of modern education. This means a teacher education program where students receive twice the average amount of student teaching time, innovative programs that explore how a classroom can be transformed, and a range of executive-style degrees that prepare professionals to be thought leaders in the evolving education landscape.