Graduate School of Education




Education makes everything possible. At Penn GSE, we prepare leaders who make education a vital path forward for people worldwide and provide a dynamic vision for education’s future.

We blend our commitment to practitioners and real-world impact with topflight research and theory to develop programs that shape the world’s best principals, college presidents, teachers, counselors, researchers, policymakers, chief learning officers and entrepreneurs. We graduate leaders with the ability and confidence to envision and implement change for good. And we devise and deliver promising solutions to the greatest challenges we face today in areas like urban education, higher education finance and international development.

This campaign will enable us to recruit and support the best students and faculty, nurture the big ideas that result in measurable improvement and accelerate our impact in Philadelphia and around the world through creative partnerships and new modes of training.

CAMPAIGN GOAL: $75,000,000

Campaign Priorities

  • Nurture innovative thinking and best practices by building state-of-the-art learning spaces where we can develop, model and teach new approaches to education.
  • Accelerate our impact through support for programs and research that reinforce our commitments to practice and community, in areas such as teacher education, community engagement, innovation and training that enables our students to collaborate with students in nursing and social work.
  • Make a Penn GSE education more affordable and accessible through enhanced graduate scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Campaign Leadership

Douglas R. Korn, W’84
Chair, Graduate School of Education Campaign

Talk To Us

Melissa R. Calvert
Vice Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

(215) 573-6623

Penn GSE is the most innovative education school in the country. Campaign support for learning spaces, programs and research, and scholarship will support the translation of innovation to impact.”PAM GROSSMAN, DEAN, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND GEORGE AND DIANE WEISS PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION

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