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

Associate Professor Sean Kelly Honored with AERA Outstanding Reviewer Award

Published on 3/27/2017 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Sean Kelly has been chosen as a 2016 Outstanding Reviewer on behalf of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis . Kelly will be honored at the AERA Journal Publications Committee reception in San Antonio, Texas, on Frida... Read More...

School of Education Honors Alumni at 2017 Award Reception

Published on 3/24/2017 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education is celebrating the 2017 Alumni Awards on Friday, March 24, at the University Club in Oakland. Awards for the school’s departments and also individual categories were presented at the reception. The winners and some information about their background is listed below. Distingui... Read More...

School of Education Will Lead New University of Pittsburgh Healthy Lifestyle Institute

Published on 3/20/2017 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News.] The University of Pittsburgh has established an umbrella organization coordinating internal efforts to improve the health and wellness of society at large. “Pitt is, in essence, marshaling its considerable and dynamic resources toward helping A... Read More...

School of Education Rises to 27 in U.S. News & World Report Best Schools Ranking

Published on 3/14/2017 6:00:00 AM

In newly released statistics from U.S. News & World Report , the School of Education rose three spots, to no. 27, on the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Schools of Education in the country. The school also ranked as no. 47 among Best Online Programs for the list. And the University of Pit... Read More...

University of Pittsburgh Wins Prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for its International Education Programs

Published on 3/9/2017 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh.] The University of Pittsburgh was honored today with a national award recognizing its commitment to international education and the strength of its global programs. It is one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the 2017 ... Read More...

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang Honored with Richard E. Snow Award for Early Career Contributions in Educational Psychology

Published on 3/2/2017 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang has been honored with a Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions , which honors an individual's significant career contribution in the field of educational psychology. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant career contribution and comple... Read More...

Professor John Weidman Awarded the Exemplary Educator Award from the Government of Mongolia

Published on 2/27/2017 6:00:00 AM

Professor John Weidman was awarded the Exemplary Educator Award from the Government of Mongolia in recognition of his contributions to the development of higher education in Mongolia through research, technical assistance, and advising of Mongolian graduate students dating from 1992. He was nominat... Read More...

Technology & Media Services Director Katrina Loutzenhiser Honored with Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

Published on 2/22/2017 6:00:00 AM

[ Press release published on behalf of Blackboard. ] The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Katrina Loutzenhiser, an instructional designer for the School of Education, has been named a winner in Blackboard’s 2016-17 Exemplary Course Program (ECP). The biannual awards program reco... Read More...

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 limited to eight guests per graduate. All graduates wh... Read More...
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