University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Admissions for General Special Education - Supervisor of Special Education Certificate

The Supervisor of Special Education program is currently being revised and is not accepting applications at this time. To be added to the list to receive new program information once it becomes available, please email Dr. Amy Srsic at

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed School of Education Admissions Application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card, check, or money order payable to 'University of Pittsburgh'.
  • An official transcript from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Official, third-party evaluation of all international transcripts for applicants who have not received a master's degree within the United States. We strongly recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete this service.
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum QPA of 3.0.
  • A valid PA Instructional I certificate as a teacher of students with cognitive, behavior, physical/health disabilities, blind/visual impairment, deaf/hard of hearing, or speech and language disabilities.
  • Evidence of prior teaching experience (five years of teaching on the special education certificate is required in order to process the application for certification at the completion of the program).
  • Three letters of academic and/or professional recommendation.
  • A thoughtful, clearly written goal statement of at least two to three typewritten, double-spaced pages.
  • A resume.


  • Fall Deadline: Rolling admissions
  • Spring Deadline: Rolling admissions

Contact Information

Admissions Inquiries and General Information

School of Education
Admissions and Enrollment Services
5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-648-2230
FAX: 412-648-1899
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