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Transforming Education

Preparing Teachers and Leaders

Innovating Locally, Nationally, and Globally

At Penn GSE, students and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. Our alumni are recognized as some of the world’s most influential education leaders, and our distinguished professors are pacesetters in their fields.

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"If you are ready to challenge yourself, your preconceived notions, and the field, then Penn GSE is the place for you."

Lloyd M. Talley

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, Ph.D., 2018
Education, Culture, and Society M.S.Ed., 2014

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The history of the September 11 attacks is important. But Penn GSE’s Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher says we should show students how 9/11 has shaped our world.

Research & Innovation

From research centers to faculty projects and initiatives, Penn GSE has a legacy of innovation in education. Our wide-ranging work is all aimed at powering opportunities through education.  

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From high-quality international degree programs to a stellar international student body, Penn GSE is committed to global education.

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Catalyst @ Penn GSE: A center for education innovation.

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Penn GSE faculty members are some of the most knowledgeable and innovative experts on education in the world.

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Our Work in Philadelphia

Penn GSE is not just located in Philadelphia—it is of Philadelphia. Our commitment to Philadelphia schools and the community is reflected through ambitious initiatives, projects, collaborations, and activities taking place across this vibrant city.  

Explore the work we do in schools and community organizations across the city by browsing our interactive heat map

Pam Grossman, Penn GSE Dean
"I'm a lifelong educator, and I believe education really does transform lives. I see the proof every day in the cutting-edge research of Penn GSE's faculty, and the exponential impact our alumni are having in schools and communities in Philadelphia and across the world."
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Support the Power of Possibility

In keeping with Dean Grossman’s vision of access and inclusion, practical knowledge, powerful partnerships, and innovation for impact, Penn GSE is unleashing the power of possibility. We are building a diverse pipeline of the educators, leaders, counselors, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and policymakers our world needs, who are equipped to navigate a new era with energy and creativity.

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Penn GSE by the Numbers

#1Graduate School of Education
Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2022
105 Years of innovating in education
Founded in 1914, we are one of the oldest schools of education
1,300Average student body in master’s and doctoral programs at Penn GSE