March 16, 2016

Penn GSE rises in education school rankings

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has risen to 6th in U.S. News and World Report’s newly released 2017 rankings for schools of education. In improving from 7th, Penn GSE placed within the top 10 for the fifth consecutive year.

Penn GSE specialty programs continue to be rated among the best in the nation. The Higher Education Division moved up from 5th to 4th. The Education Policy Division again placed within the top 10, at 8th. The work of these divisions can be felt in the research and recommendations that shape policy on the local, national, and global levels.

“Penn GSE faculty and staff are deeply engaged in research that can improve educational opportunities for students, and this recognition from U.S. News & World Report reflects the impact of that work,” Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman said. “Our faculty are committed to putting their research to work and preparing the next generation of transformational leaders. Through our research, practice, and extensive network of alumni, we are helping to lead the conversation about the future of education.”

Penn GSE is 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. Master’s students benefit from a rigorous atmosphere that emphasizes real world applications for every lesson.

Grounded in a commitment to research backed up by $44 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.