Penn GSE offers a vibrant array of high-quality degree programs in education research and practice. Our programs prepare students for careers as urban and international educators, school leaders, education researchers, higher education professionals, school psychologists, reading specialists, and more. In addition to degree programs, we offer professional development opportunities and certificates within the field of education. 

Our Faculty

Our professors possess particular strengths in teaching and learning, the cultural contexts of education, language education, qualitative research methods, and practitioner inquiry. In recent years, these strengths have deepened to include national leadership in policy research, urban education, developmental psychology, and quantitative and multimethod inquiry.

Research Centers, Projects & Initiatives

Penn GSE is home to several faculty-run centers that produce cutting-edge research on global issues in education. Additionally, the School’s many practice-driven initiatives put innovative practices, strategies, and tools directly into the hands of practitioners, both in Philadelphia and across the globe.

Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks at Penn GSE/Penn Law, Fall 2019

Lectures & Colloquia

Penn GSE programs a robust series of lectures and colloquia throughout the year—from leading scholars in our Visiting Scholars of Color series to experts in educational linguistics at the Nessa Wolfson Colloquium to world leaders in the International Educational Development Program Lecture Series. These highly anticipated events highlight the work of scholars and practitioners at the cutting-edge of their professions. Many of our events also provide opportunities for students to have one-on-one time with our speakers.

Lectures & Colloquia