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Master's Program at Penn

Combined Masters and Teacher Certification Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education (GSE)

Bryn Mawr and Haverford students interested in obtaining both the M.S.Ed. degree as well as faculty approval for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania teaching certificate may choose to submatriculate as undergraduates into the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education’s 10-month, urban-focused Master’s Program in Elementary or Secondary Education. Students usually submatriculate at the beginning of their junior year.

More information about the Secondary Education and Elementary Education master’s programs is available on the GSE website.

To submatriculate into the program, students must have a GPA of a 3.0 or above and a combined GRE score of at least 1000 and must complete an application for admission.

Bryn Mawr and Haverford students who submatriculate may take up to two graduate-level education courses at Penn while they are undergraduates (usually during their junior or senior years) that will double count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Taking these courses as undergraduates before beginning the full-time graduate level program will make the intensive ten-month Master’s program more manageable and less costly.

The two Penn courses students may take as undergraduates for the Masters Program in Elementary Education are:

  • Literature of the Child and Adolescent (EDUC 535)
  • Child Development (EDUC 513)

Students interested in the Masters Program in Secondary Education may take two graduate level electives at the GSE as undergraduates (after conferring with their Penn advisors).

Students must apply for the submatriculation program by consulting the GSE website.

It is best for students to apply on-line and submit their GRE scores, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose separately. Current students do not need to pay the application fee.

Once admitted to the submatriculation program, students will be assigned an advisor and guided toward courses to take as submatriculants. Upon graduation from the undergraduate program, students are automatically admitted into the master’s degree program.

Students may contact Maureen Cotterill if they have any questions. They may also contact Alyssa D'Alconzo, Associate Director, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (215-898-1501).