“The School of Education master’s program was such an excellent experience for me, and the instruction and the strategies we were exposed to have shaped everything I have done and do in the classroom.”
- Steve Vayanos, MAT Program Graduate
The Department of Instruction and Learning (DIL) in the School of Education unites educational theory, research, and practice, preparing you to enter the classroom ready to engage and support students in their learning. Our core belief is that by providing you with best practices in subject-specific instruction and a foundation in critical educational issues, you can become a highly accomplished teacher who meets the challenges of today’s classroom.
To achieve this goal, we feature a group of dedicated faculty members, who are active contributors to their professional organizations, and leaders in the fields of educational research and teacher development. This expertise provides you with a competitive edge in your career and the foundation to become a teacher leader after graduation.
The end result is a unique class of graduates committed to making a difference in the lives of all students by transforming their experiences in school and influencing their futures. The three pathways we offer for pursuing careers in education are:
- Initial teacher certification (for individuals who wish to earn an initial instructional certificate in Pennsylvania)
- In-service professional development (for current teachers looking to earn an MEd and deepen their knowledge of instruction and learning, or students looking to earn additional certification)
- Doctoral education (for those interested in research on classroom learning or providing professional and curriculum development)
University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Instruction and Learning
5300 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260