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Sharon Wolf receives 3-year Jacobs Fellowship to extend early childhood research in rural Ghana and Ivory Coast

Wolf is one of 11 Jacobs Fellows chosen from a pool of over 400 applicants.


Building STEM skills with LEGOS

Penn GSE Ph.D. student Kendrick Davis served as the head judge for Philadelphia's FIRST LEGO League tournament.


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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our Alumni

As a Penn GSE graduate, you are part of a global community of transformational leaders. Stay connected with the School to make the GSE network part of your lifelong professional journey.

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