Thursday, May 5, 2016

Big News for Teacher Education Applicants!

It is National Teacher Appreciation Week which is the perfect time to announce this exciting news!

Are you thinking about a career in teaching? Applications to the Teacher Education Program at Penn GSE are now being accepted on a rolling basis until June 24th! As a special bonus, the $75 application fee is also waived for applicants to this program.

About Teacher Education at Penn GSE

The Teacher Education Program at Penn GSE prepares high-quality educators and produces educational leaders and advocates. A commitment to social justice and urban education is at the core of our pedagogy and all students partake in a full-year student teaching placement in a public or charter school in Philadelphia. Students are paired with teacher mentors to support them through the field experience as they put the theories they are studying into practice.

The full-time, cohort-based program begins June 30, 2016 and students will graduate in May 2017 with a Master’s of Science in Education as well as a recommendation for Instructional I certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Want to get an in-depth look at life as a Teacher Ed student at Penn GSE? Check out the blogs written by our current students, Jess (secondary education) and Rachel (elementary education).

Ready to apply? Start your application now.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Admissions Response Deadline - April 15

Attention Admitted Students!

As a reminder, this Friday, April 15, 2016 is the deadline to accept your offer of admission and scholarship funding for those admitted by March 15th! Financial aid awards are not guaranteed after April 15th.

If you were admitted after March 15th, you have 30 days to accept your admission decision and scholarship award.

Still undecided about attending Penn GSE? 

Join us this Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 8:00-9:00 PM (Eastern) for a web chat with current students. RSVP here.

Please do not hesitate to contact Admissions & Financial Aid with any questions. We hope to see you on campus soon!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Connect with Us Online Today - Financial Aid and Current Students

Financing your graduate education and navigating financial aid can cause confusion, fear, or frustration - but it doesn't have to! 
We invite you to join us for a Financial Aid online session today, March 30, 2016 from 7:00-8:00 PM (Eastern). Explore your financial aid possibilities, including Penn GSE's aid packages, how to apply for federal or private loans, options for repayment plans, and more. 

Also attending tonight's session will be some of our current GSE students. Following the financial aid overview we will have open Q&A with these students as well as Admissions & Financial Aid staff. Ask your questions about student life at GSE, living in Philadelphia, academics and field experiences, or anything else you want to know!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to ask all of your questions in one place, RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Penn GSE Rises in Rankings

Penn GSE has risen to 6th place in the US News and World Report 2017 rankings for schools of education. This improvement from 7th place last year marks the 5th consecutive year that Penn GSE has placed in the top 10!

Several programs are also being recognized as top in the nation. The Higher Education division is rated 4th (improving from last year's 5th place ranking). The Education Policy program also placed within the top 10, coming in 8th.

Check out some of the outstanding work being done by our Higher Education and Education Policy Divisions, and visit our website to learn about all the programs we offer!

Read the full news article here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Application Fee Deadline

As a reminder, beginning today, March 16, 2016 there is a $75 non-refundable application fee charged for all applications submitted to Penn GSE. This fee will be in effect until September 15, 2016.

Many of our master's programs are still accepting applications for Fall 2016 admission. Interested in applying to multiple programs? Good news - you only have to pay the application fee once!

If the application fee poses a significant hardship for you or if you are affiliated with an organization which qualifies you for a fee waiver, please email with "Fee Waiver" in the subject line to explain your situation.

* Note: If you apply for a fee waiver, please do not pay the application fee until you have heard a response from us. Paid application fees will not be returned.