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Located in the vibrant City of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) 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.

Renowned for our expertise in urban education, 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.

STEM Inquiry Fellows in the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program

The Weiss Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows will experience a 10-month teaching apprenticeship that provides authentic experiences learning to teach at the side of experienced classroom mentors. Apprentices in this program designed by Penn GSE, Penn Engineering, and Penn’s School of Arts and Science enact practices that support student-centered, active learning and position learners in urban contexts as capable, curious, and creative.

Prospective teachers leave our program prepared to use the power of teaching to deepen student learning, transform schools, increase educational equity and move into leadership roles. Our program is guided by a commitment to diversity and equity; to use inquiry to examine the forces that shape contexts for teaching and learning; and a focus on practice and partnership in preparing to teach in urban schools and communities.

Schools/Districts Working With Penn GSE

All Weiss Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows will perform their apprenticeship in the School District of Philadelphia.

Tuition and Assistance at Penn GSE

The estimated cost of tuition for Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania is $43,790 both for Pennsylvania residents and non-residents. Click here for more Pennsylvania partner university tuition information.

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