University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Instruction & Learning

The University of Pittsburgh offers various teaching certification programs specializing in early
childhood, elementary, secondary, special education and more.

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Inspiring and Preparing the Next Generation of Educators

“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. We offer a variety of degree options (listed below) for those pursuing a career in education: 1.) individuals who wish to earn an initial instructional certificate; 2.) current teachers looking to earn an MEd and deepen their knowledge of instruction and learning, or students looking to earn additional certification; and 3.) those interested in research on classroom learning or providing professional and curriculum development through doctoral education.


Department Contact

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Instruction and Learning
5300 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-624-7254
FAX: 412-648-7081

Latest News

Emeritus Faculty Member Nancy Elman Receives the 2017 Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award from APA

Published on 2/10/2017 6:00:00 AM

Emeritus faculty member Nancy Elman received the 2017 Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association. This award recognizes specific contributions in education and training, including: important research on education or t... Read More...

2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception Information

Published on 2/1/2017 6:00:00 AM

Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception – 2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION The School of Education will be holding its 2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Seating for the School of Education ceremony is unlimited. All graduates who attend will be individual... Read More...

Save the Date: Pitt Day of Giving on February 28, 2017

Published on 1/26/2017 6:00:00 AM

We are proud to announce the University of Pittsburgh’s first-ever Day of Giving! Click here to save the date. On February 28, 2017, we will all come together to celebrate the University’s founding, which represents 230 years of education and innovation. We will give generously—out of gratitude for... Read More...

Center for Urban Education Presents CUEtalks Speaker Series with Ken Zeichner on February 23

Published on 1/23/2017 6:00:00 AM

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Professor Rich Milner and Assistant Professor Lindsay Page Ranked on 2017 Most Influential Scholars in Education List

Published on 1/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

Rich Milner Lindsay Page Rich Milner, a professor and director of the Center for Urban Education, and Lindsay Page, an assistant professor, were ranked on 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings through Education Week . Milner was number 69; this is his fifth year in a row. And this mark’s ... Read More...

Vision Studies Program Student Jennifer Eaton Selected to Receive a Delta Gamma Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship

Published on 1/16/2017 6:00:00 AM

Jennifer Eaton, who is currently enrolled in the orientation and mobility certificate program , was selected to receive a Delta Gamma Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship to attend AFB’s 2017 Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the award and the AFB Leadership Conference is to... Read More...

School of Education Names Valerie Kinloch as New Renee and Richard Goldman Dean

Published on 1/10/2017 2:00:00 PM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Valerie Kinloch has been named the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Currently serving as a professor of literacy studies and the associate dean of diversity, inclusion, and community engageme... Read More...

Motivation Center 2016-2017 Speaker Series Presents Lou Murayama on January 20

Published on 1/2/2017 6:00:00 AM

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Pitt Named Best Value in Public Higher Education in Pennsylvania for 12th Time

Published on 12/16/2016 9:30:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the University News .] The University of Pittsburgh has again been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best-value public colleges nationwide. And, for the 12th consecutive year, the University ranks as the top value among all public colleges and ... Read More...

Distinguished Professor John Jakicic Leading $170 Million, 19-Center Research Project on Molecular Benefits of Exercise

Published on 12/13/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Physical activity is good for our overall well-being. Yet, science has never determined exactly why that is. The University of Pittsburgh has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a large-scale collaboration to investigat... Read More...
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