University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Psychology in Education

Psychology in Education programs are designed to meet the needs of graduate students looking to serve in academic and research capacities.

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“I’m proud of the work the Applied Developmental Psychology program does in the field of pre-school education to improve quality and narrow the achievement gaps that occur when kids get to kindergarten.”
– Heather Bachman

Psychology in Education

Programs within the Department of Psychology in Education (PSYED) prepare graduates for professional careers in teaching, research, and professional practice. Master's and doctoral studies are offered in Applied Developmental Psychology and in Research Methodology. Graduates receiving doctoral degrees serve in academic and research capacities in universities, government agencies, public and private research and testing centers. Master's study in Research Methodology prepares personnel for positions in testing and research. Master's study in Applied Developmental Psychology prepares students for roles as program administrators and child development specialists. The department offers a bachelor's degree with a major in Applied Developmental Psychology.

While students are encouraged to pursue graduate study on a full-time basis, the programs offered in Psychology in Education are designed to accommodate the needs of part-time students. The faculty is ready to assist students in formulating an educational plan designed to help them realize their professional aspirations.


Department Contact

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Psychology in Education
5930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: (412) 624-7230
FAX: (412) 624-7231
EMAIL: psyed@pitt.edu

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Alumnus Stephen Bagnato Named Penn State Alumni Fellow

Published on 10/15/2014 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the Penn State College of Education.] Alumnus Stephen J. Bagnato, Jr. was among 21 Penn State alumni who were honored recently for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn S... Read More...

Discussion with Shinil Kim on October 23 on "Achievements and Issues of Korean Education"

Published on 10/6/2014 6:00:00 AM

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School of Education Seeking Nominations for 2015 Alumni Awards

Published on 10/3/2014 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education is seeking nominations for its 2015 Alumni Awards. Through this program, the school honors the outstanding accomplishments of alumni and students. Criteria for these awards include a recognition of professional achievement, commitment to the continued success of the School of... Read More...

Center for Urban Education Presents Speaker Series with Geneva Gay on October 30

Published on 10/3/2014 6:00:00 AM

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School of Education Celebrates Homecoming on October 24

Published on 10/1/2014 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education invites its alumni to attend the school’s homecoming weekend reception for an evening of reconnecting with fellow alumni and friends. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served before the fireworks and laser show, which is part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Homecomin... Read More...

Office of Child Development to Receive $1.5 Million from Federal Grant

Published on 9/8/2014 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education's Office of Child Development (OCD) is receiving $1.5 million as part of helping bring a larger grant to Allegheny County and Pennsylvania over the next five years. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services notified th... Read More...

The School of Education Holding Open House on November 15

Published on 8/27/2014 6:00:00 AM

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Christina Groark and Shannon Wanless Asked by Mayor's Office to Take Part in Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education

Published on 8/27/2014 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Chris Groark and Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless were asked by Mayor William Peduto's office to take part in the City of Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education on August 13 and 14. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan attended the first day's event as wel... Read More...

School of Education Receives $3 Million from Alumni to Establish Dean’s Chair

Published on 7/8/2014 6:00:00 AM

The University of Pittsburgh has received a $3 million gift from alumni Renée K. Goldman and Richard M. Goldman to establish the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean’s Chair in the School of Education. The gift has established an endowment that will be used by the University to support the salary, profes... Read More...
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