The Department of Administrative and Policy Studies (ADMPS) is focused on advancing professional knowledge, as well as improving research and practices for educational administrators and policymakers. Specifically, administrative studies covers the knowledge and skills essential to effectively managing regional, national and international educational organizations. Policy studies focuses on the complex processes administrators and policymakers go through in order to achieve educational objectives.
Beyond teacher education, students have the opportunity to expand their horizons and gain a truly global perspective, including interacting with other students from more than 20 countries and working with faculty on projects in countries as broad as Indonesia, Mongolia, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Korea, and Chile.
Students can pursue a master's degree, certification, or doctoral degree in education (PhD, EdD) and go on to achieve success in a variety of roles, including managerial and staff positions in schools, school districts, higher education institutions, and national ministries of education. Education graduates also also go on to research and policy positions in local, state, national, and international agencies, as well as careers in research and teaching at the collegiate level.
University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Administrative and Policy Studies
5902 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260