Bryn Mawr College/Haverford College undergraduates may get started on their M.S.Ed. degree and a Pennsylvania teaching certificate in early elementary, middle level, or secondary education by applying as an undergraduate to “submatriculate” into the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education’s 10-month, urban-focused Master’s Teacher Education Program.
When can I apply?
In your junior year or fall of your senior year.
- For Spring admission, apply by Dec 1.
- For Summer admission, apply by May 1.
- For Fall admission, apply by Aug 15.
Decision notification from Penn GSE comes in 4-6 weeks.
How long is the program?
It can be completed in a year with full-time study. Most programs average 10 classes to complete.
Is there financial aid?
Once students have completed their undergraduate degree from BMC/HC, as long as they commit to full-time study, Penn GSE will consider them for any merit-based scholarships that they have. Students are also encouraged to complete the FASA using the institutional code of 003378 to be considered for any federal loans. Finally, if, after graduation from Penn GSE, students choose to work as a full-time, full-year teacher in a Title 1-funded public or private non-profit elementary or secondary school and/or teach in a subject matter shortage area, they may be eligible to have a portion of their Direct and/or Perkins Loans cancelled.
How do I choose courses in my submatriculation year?
When admitted, students are assigned an advisor and a program manager who will work with them to select courses. Up to two courses will count towards the graduate degree.
Where can I go to receive more information about this program?
You can find additional information on submatriculation at www.gse.upenn.edu/submatriculation. You can also meet with Alice Lesnick, Director of the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program and Term Professor, to discuss the program.