The Global Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation certificate program is the world’s first online program custom-designed for education industry leaders, school leadership teams, entrepreneurs in education, researchers and investors, or anyone interested in addressing critical issues in education through innovation.

What Sets Us Apart

  Featuring expertise, research, and practice from Penn GSE, Wharton, Weitzman Design, and Engineering
#1 Penn GSE is ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report
 The world’s first virtual-format learning experience in Education Entrepreneurship, available worldwide

About the Program

This unique certificate program provides industry leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to seed, accelerate, and scale entrepreneurial practice in education. Drawing from Penn GSE’s acclaimed curriculum developed for the world's first advanced degree program in Education Entrepreneurship, this interactive virtual certificate program blends global expertise, research, and practice from the University of Pennsylvania's top-ranked schools of education, business, design, and engineering. It is ideal for any professional looking to address critical issues in a dynamic education landscape.

Program start: October 2022

Program length: 1 month

Certificate offered: Penn GSE Certificate in Global Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Format(s): This program includes both synchronous and asynchronous modules

Cost: Program fee: $3,000
Early-bird fee: $2,500 (through 9/4/2022)

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  • Education industry leaders
  • School leadership teams
  • Entrepreneurs in education 
  • Researchers and investors 
  • Anyone interested in addressing critical issues in education through innovation


  • Professional Development
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Global Initiatives 
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
Programs for Working Professionals

The Global Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation certificate program provides the critical cross-sector tools for developing and scaling entrepreneurial practice during times of rapid change and unprecedented global opportunity. The real-time virtual sessions, paired with online asynchronous modules, bring together a global community of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and practitioners to design and test leading-edge education and workforce solutions.

Faculty help entrepreneurs address real-world problems in areas such as navigating the education investment landscape and finding a product-market fit. Participants also learn how to create innovation assessments, outcome pathway models, stakeholder diagrams, market maps, entrepreneurial pitches, and journey stories.

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Our Faculty

Penn GSE Faculty Barbara "Bobbi" Kurshan
Senior Fellow
Ed.D., Virginia Tech University
Penn GSE Faculty Maria Spies
Faculty Partner, Co-Founder HolonIQ, Global Education Intelligence
Penn GSE Faculty Jenny Zapf
Senior Fellow
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Penn GSE Faculty Serrano Legrand
Research Advisor
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania
Penn GSE Faculty Betty Chandy
Director for Online Learning, Catalyst @ Penn GSE
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania