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Keep up-to-date with stories about our alumni, current students, and faculty in the School of Education.

Mark Onorato - Supporting Students through Special Education

Published on 3/23/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Mark Onorato Degree Program: Master of Special Education with Academic Instruction Certificate ( MOSAIC ) What is the best part about MOSAIC and how is the program preparing you for the field? MOSAIC is an incredible program in many ways. From the faculty and mentors to my fellow classmates, ... Read More...

U.S. News & World Report Ranks School of Education as 24th Among Public Education Graduate Schools

Published on 3/17/2016 6:00:00 AM

In the newly released U.S. News & World Report rankings, the School of Education was named as no. 24 among public universities and no. 30 overall in its 2017 Best Education Schools guidebook for graduate schools of education. The U.S. News & World Report ranking is calculated from a combination of ... Read More...

Olivia Enders - Creating a Dynamic Atmosphere for Students

Published on 3/15/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Olivia Enders Role: Middle School Learning Support Teacher at Peters Township Middle School Graduating Degree Program: Master of Special Education with Academic Instruction Certificate ( MOSAIC ) What and where is your current position and what is your favorite aspect about your job? I am cur... Read More...

Graduate Student Myriam Abdel-Malek Receives Research Award from the National Conference of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Published on 3/14/2016 6:00:00 AM

Graduate student Myriam Abdel-Malek has received a research award from the National Conference of Less Commonly Taught Languages . Abdel-Malek is a third-year PhD student in language, literacy, and culture, and is currently conducting her dissertation research. Her advisor is Professor Rick Donato.... Read More...

Assistant Professor Sean Kelly Wins Most Outstanding Reviewer Award from "Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis"

Published on 3/11/2016 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Sean Kelly has been named an Outstanding Reviewer for 2015 from the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis . American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Sage Journals, which publish the journal, will recognize Kelly publicly at this year’s AERA Journal Publi... Read More...

Margarita Carhuaslla - Learning a New Language to Teach Others

Published on 3/8/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Margarita Carhuaslla Role: Spanish Teacher at Young Scholars of McKeesport Charter School and Baldwin Elementary School Graduating Degree Program: Master of Education (MEd) in Foreign Language Education In 2004, Margarita Carhuaslla was faced with a difficult decision. She lived in Peru and t... Read More...

PhD Graduate Susan Lephart Hired as Executive-in-Residence and Research Coordinator for University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs

Published on 3/7/2016 6:00:00 AM

Exercise physiology PhD alumna Susan Lephart has joined the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs’ team as an executive-in-residence and research coordinator. In her role, which began February 21, Lephart provides leadership support to further develop and implement the organization’s new strate... Read More...

Alumni Irma Hausdorff Writes New Book, "Gypsy Vision"

Published on 3/4/2016 6:00:00 AM

PhD alumna Irma Hausdorff published a new book, titled Gypsy Vision . Hausdorff graduated in 1975 from the School of Education with her doctorate of philosophy degree. From the book description, "Some of Gypsy Vision is based on a fictionalized version of several people's lives as told to or experi... Read More...

Olivia Hanning - Traveling to Albania to Teach English

Published on 3/3/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Olivia Hanning Role: 7th Grade Geography Teacher at the Hammond School, S.C. / Peace Corps English Teacher in Albania Graduating Degree Program: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Social Studies Education What is your degree in from Pitt? I completed Pitt’s Master in Arts of Teaching (MAT), ... Read More...

Department Chair and Professor Richard Donato Honored with Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Published on 3/2/2016 6:00:00 AM

Department Chair and Professor Richard Donato has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring . This award, given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh, recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a resea... Read More...
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