DiscoverEd is a diversity outreach program comprising four weekly workshops that will provide an overview of opportunities in the education landscape, how and when to apply to a graduate program in education, and perspectives from current education graduate students and faculty at Stanford GSE. Stanford’s commitment to diversity is broadly conceived and includes, but is not limited to: underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities; first-generation college students; LGBTQIA+ students; women in fields such as natural science and engineering; students with disabilities; students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; and others whose backgrounds and experiences would diversify their academic fields. All are welcome to register.
The first 20 prospective applicants to register and attend all sessions as a cohort will receive a School-based fee waiver for their Stanford GSE application (if they do not already qualify for the GRE Fee Reduction Waiver or the Diversity Program Participation Waiver) at the end of the program.
To register, click the RSVP button above where you will complete a form asking you why you wish to participate in the program. As DiscoverEd is intended to be a cohort experience, please only register if you are able to attend all sessions. If you are not able to attend all sessions, we invite you to participate in one of our other recruitment events here.
The deadline to register for DiscoverEd has been extended to Sunday, October 2 at 11:59pm. After that time, registration will no longer be available.
Workshop schedule and topics
Discover the field of education: careers, graduate programs, and other opportunities
Why pursue a career in the field of education? Why pursue graduate study in education? What should I consider when choosing a graduate program?
Tuesday, October 4 | 4:00-5:00pm
Applying to a graduate degree program in education
What should I expect on a graduate application to an education program? What is a Statement of Purpose? How do I request letters of recommendation? How should I approach a Diversity Statement?
Tuesday, October 11 | 4:00-5:00pm
Preparing financially for a graduate degree program in education
How much does it cost to attend graduate school? What does funding look like for PhD students? Are there scholarships for master’s students? What can I do to prepare now for future graduate studies?
Tuesday, October 18 | 4:00-5:00pm
Diverse perspectives at Stanford GSE: current student, alumni, and faculty panel
How has the experience of GSE community members been? What made them choose the field of education, and GSE as the place to study, work, and teach? What were their pathways before GSE? What advice can they share with the DiscoverEd cohort?
Tuesday, October 25 | 4:00-5:00pm
Please note: participating in this program is not an application requirement, nor does it guarantee admission to a Stanford GSE graduate degree program.