powerful
opportunities

Penn GSE

News

Fostering Understanding: Penn GSE Student James Busacca Prepares to Teach Globally

A master’s student in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, James Busacca is pursuing his dreams of an international career.

Shaping the National Landscape: Penn GSE Produces College Presidents

Four Penn GSE alumni who have gone on to the top position at a college or university share their professional paths, accomplishments, and perspectives.

In the latest Educator's Playbook, John D'Auria offers two strategies school leaders can use to turn conflict into open dialogue.

WATCH: The Campaign for Penn GSE

Ranked

by US News &
World Report

excellence in

education

About PENN GSE

The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is one of the nation’s premier education schools. 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 pioneers in their fields. 

creating education

leaders

Academics at Penn GSE

Penn GSE offers a vibrant array of high-quality degree programs in education research and practice. Renowned for our expertise in urban education, policy research, quantitative methods, practitioner inquiry, developmental psychology, and qualitative analysis, Penn GSE provides rigorous academic training and professional mentoring to help our students become effective leaders. Graduates of our innovative and interdisciplinary programs are shaping the future of education.

More About Academics

join the

Ivy League

Penn GSE Admissions & Financial Aid

We invite you to join the Ivy League and earn a graduate degree from one of the best education schools in the world. When you become a student at Penn GSE, you enrich your life now – and open doors to an extraordinary future.

More About Admissions & Financial Aid

a leader in education

research

Faculty & Research at Penn GSE

Our world-class faculty and researchers—the intellectual heart of our School— have a major impact on education research and practice across the globe. This small but influential faculty answer vital questions and solve pressing problems in local, national, and global education.

More About Faculty & Research

a challenging & inspiring student

experience

Our Students

Penn GSE is a diverse and inclusive community of learners. The School’s intimate size fosters extraordinary lifelong connections among faculty, students, and staff. Hands-on experiences are a priority in our programs, and our students make real-life contributions while they study. Employers know that Penn GSE graduates are prepared for successful careers as education leaders.

our

alumni

A Global Community

As a Penn GSE graduate, you are part of a global community of over 16,000 transformational leaders—teachers, counselors, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, K-12 and higher education administrators, college presidents, and more. Join us at an event, keep up to date, and stay connected to make the Penn GSE network part of your lifelong professional journey.

More About Our Alumni

support

extraordinary impact




Your Opportunity

Across the country and around the world, education offers the promise of knowledge, skills, growth, and something more—a vital path forward for individuals and societies. Penn GSE is at the forefront of expanding education’s reach and boosting its effectiveness. We invite you to learn how our extraordinary people and programs are creating a world of opportunity.