Message from the Dean

Here at Penn GSE, we are creating the educational leaders the world so urgently needs. Like the generations of alumni who have come before them, they have the energy, the dedication, and the vision to address complex challenges and to realize extraordinary impact wherever they are.

As we embark on GSE's second century, it’s more important than ever to invest in thoughtful, solutions-oriented research and professional development in education. Education is the most important tool we have for addressing equality of opportunity and investing in the future of our society. There is no better place to make that investment than Penn GSE. Today, no other graduate school of education can have the distinctive impact we can through our talented students and influential faculty, our powerful partnerships, and our influence on policy. No similarly sized institution can claim GSE’s innovation for impact.

True to Penn’s founder, Ben Franklin, Penn GSE remains committed to practical knowledge, combining cutting-edge research with deep understanding of current realities facing practitioners.  We have a long history of bringing top minds and ideas in education to new frontiers. We are poised to offer promising solutions on so many fronts, from issues of equity and access to higher education, education finance, and workforce development. Join us as we prepare Penn GSE for another century of what it does best: inspiring hope and working tirelessly to make lives better.

Our graduates bring hope and possibilities wherever they go. They are helping educational systems change, cities evolve, and the world become a more productive, inclusive, and harmonious place. Now more than ever, the world needs people to teach and to accelerate learning on endless fronts. 

We need your investment in the students and faculty of Penn GSE who will do this crucial work. We understand the local, national, and global dynamics that education must respond to in the years to come. With your help, we will build the next generation of leaders in education.

Click here to learn more about Dean Grossman’s vision for Penn GSE in the Fall 2016 issue of The Penn GSE Magazine.