University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Admissions for General Special Education - Supervisor of Special Education Certificate

All prospective applicants should contact Dr. Amy Srsic prior to applying to this program at or 412-648-1998.

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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