Become an expert in applying knowledge of child development and evidence-based practices to address real-world problems in real-world settings.

The Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) programs at the Pitt School of Education emphasize the correlation between research and practice in the promotion of positive outcomes in human development for children, youth, and families. Our graduates become leaders in interdisciplinary collaboration as they design, implement, and evaluate innovative intervention programs.

There are many employment opportunities in the field. There is a growing need for trained professionals at community-based mental health agencies, K-12 schools, healthcare settings, and out-of-school settings. At the doctoral level, employment opportunities exist at universities, research organizations, and government agencies.

Licensure Guidelines

Some of our ADP programs may apply to the PA Behavior Specialist Licensure.