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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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Psychology in Education

Much like the left and right halves of the brain, the Department of Psychology in Education (PSYED) focuses on the vital and interdependent connection between research and practice by offering students two program tracks with various degree options: one in Applied Developmental Psychology (more practice based) and Research Methodology (more research based).

Applied Developmental Psychology helps students gain the expertise for recognizing how the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs directly correspond with the progression of children, youth, and their families. Through the bachelor of science (BS) degree, ADP prepares students for graduate school in such fields as education, psychology, and social work. The master's degree (MS) prepares students for roles as program administrators and child development specialists. The doctoral degree (PhD) program prepares students for academic, policy, and research positions in universities, public and private research organizations, and government agencies.

Meanwhile, the Research Methodology program trains professionals in the areas of measurement, research design, and statistical methods. Students in this high-demand field learn that to effectively answer a research question depends on the measurement and statistical procedure quality, and knowledge of how to interpret the results. The master's degree (MEd) prepares personnel for positions in testing and research. Graduates receiving a doctoral degree (PhD) serve in academic and research capacities in universities, government agencies, public and private research, and testing centers.   

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

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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...

Paper by Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless Listed as One of the Most Cited in "Early Childhood Research Quarterly"

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

Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless co-authored a paper , titled "Behavioral self-regulation and relations to emergent academic skills among children in Germany and Iceland," that was recently listed as one of the most cited papers in Early Childhood Research Quarterly since 2012. 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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