Facts and Rankings

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The Pitt School of Education is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools for education in the country.

We are proud to offer an education that advances equity in education through our emphasis on experiential learning, community-focused projects, and close interactions with faculty.

Ranking Publication Category  
No. 39 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools of Education More Info
No. 22   Specialty Ranking in Educational Psychology More Info
No. 35 Intelligent.com Online Master's in Elementary Education More Info
No. 40   Online Master's in Education all-degree programs More Info
No. 18 Discover Early Childhood Education Best Schools for Early Childhood Education Programs More Info
No. 33   Best School to Earn a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education More Info
No. 1 TheBestSchools.org Best Online Grad. Elementary Education Programs More Info
No. 2 Special-Education-Degree.net Top 10 Early Intervention Graduate Programs More Info
No. 13 TheBestSchools.org Best Online Teaching Degrees More Info
No. 15 BestColleges.com Best Online M.Ed. Programs More Info
No. 20  Grad School Hub Top 30 Master's in Education Programs More Info
Top 32 AppliedBehaviorAnalysisEdu.org Top 32 Graduate Programs w/ ABA Emphasis More Info
No. 17 BestValueSchools.org
20 Best Master's in Education Degree Programs
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Students and Faculty

Faculty (Fall 2019)

  • Full-time faculty: 85
    • Tenure or tenure-stream faculty: 49
    • Professors of Practice: 29
    • Visiting full-time professors: 7
  • Full-time faculty with doctorates: 100 percent
  • Funded grant research: $26.5 million (2018-19)

Students (Fall 2019)

  • Undergraduate: 197
  • Graduate: 558
  • Doctorate - Professional Practice: 199
  • Total student headcount: 954
  • International Students: 9 percent

Degrees and Certificates Awarded (2018)

  • Bachelor's: 99
  • Graduate Certificate: 83
  • Master's: 249
  • Doctorate - Professional Practice: 20
  • Doctorate - Research/Scholarship: 39

Professional Development

Certification and Licensing (2018)

  • Number of students taking state assessment to license or certify teachers: 116
  • Test takers who passed: 103 (89 percent)

Retention and Placement

  • Percentage of teaching students who accepted teaching positions: 89 percent

(Sources: University of Pittsburgh Office of Institutional Research, U.S. News & World Report)