University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Instruction & Learning

The University of Pittsburgh offers various teaching certification programs specializing in early
childhood, elementary, secondary, special education and more.

Inspiring and Preparing the Next Generation of Educators

“The School of Education master’s program was such an excellent experience for me, and the instruction and the strategies we were exposed to have shaped everything I have done and do in the classroom.” - Steve Vayanos, MAT Program Graduate

The Department of Instruction and Learning (DIL) in the School of Education unites educational theory, research, and practice, preparing you to enter the classroom ready to engage and support students in their learning. Our core belief is that by providing you with best practices in subject-specific instruction and a foundation in critical educational issues, you can become a highly accomplished teacher who meets the challenges of today’s classroom.

To achieve this goal, we feature a group of dedicated faculty members, who are active contributors to their professional organizations, and leaders in the fields of educational research and teacher development. This expertise provides you with a competitive edge in your career and the foundation to become a teacher-leader after graduation.

The end result is a unique class of graduates committed to making a difference in the lives of all students by transforming their experiences in school and influencing their futures. We offer a variety of degree options (listed below) for those pursuing a career in education: 1.) individuals who wish to earn an initial instructional certificate; 2.) current teachers looking to earn an MEd and deepen their knowledge of instruction and learning, or students looking to earn additional certification; and 3.) those interested in research on classroom learning or providing professional and curriculum development through doctoral education.


Department Contact

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Instruction and Learning
5300 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-624-7254
FAX: 412-648-7081

Latest News

Grants Office Update: November 2018

Published on 11/27/2018 2:36:00 PM

The grants office provides a monthly update of new grants and news, typically towards the middle of each month. Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent grants. Principal Investigator: Colleen Young Department: Office of Child Development Project Title: Real Help, Real Time ... Read More...

On the Road with the Admissions Office

Published on 9/24/2018 10:28:00 AM

Representatives from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education will travel to locations across the region and nation during the fall to provide information and meet with prospective graduate and doctoral candidates. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet with admissions representatives... Read More...

From the Grants Office: September Grants Update

Published on 9/19/2018 2:28:00 PM

The grants office will provide a monthly update of new grants, typically towards the middle of each month. The following grants have been recently awarded and total more than $632,415, bringing the School of Education's total to more than $20.2 million of funded research this academic year. Congrat... Read More...

IFL and CUE Receive $7.4 Million Grant from the Gates Foundation

Published on 8/28/2018 12:12:00 PM

The Institute for Learning (IFL) in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) and Dallas Independent School District will serve as a network improvement hub in literacy for 12 Dallas ISD secondary schools serving predominantly African Americ... Read More...

Update from the Grants Office: Recent Grants Awarded Total $19.6 Million

Published on 8/15/2018 3:14:00 PM

The grants office will provide a monthly update of new grants, typically towards the middle of each month. The following grants have been recently awarded and total more than $19.6 million of funded research to start the academic year. Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recen... Read More...

Pitt School of Education Position Statement on the Detainment and Separation of Migrant Children from Their Families

Published on 8/3/2018 10:07:00 AM

Over the past month, the world has watched, aghast, as thousands of children were separated from their families when seeking to cross the border into the United States. Families were detained together and apart, and the federal government failed to meet the Justice Department’s deadline of reuniting... Read More...

Pair of Doctoral Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

Published on 5/16/2018 4:27:00 PM

A pair of University of Pittsburgh School of Education doctoral students are among the 35 recipients of dissertation fellowships from the National Academy of Education for the 2018-19 academic year . Jamie Amemiya , a doctoral candidate in the Applied Developmental Psychology program, and Oscar E. ... Read More...

AERA Selects H. Richard Milner IV to Deliver 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research

Published on 4/26/2018 11:45:00 AM

courtesy of American Educational Research Association Dr. H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been selected by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to present the 2018 Brown Lecture... Read More...

Shannon Wanless, PhD, Named Director of the Office of Child Development

Published on 4/25/2018 12:52:00 PM

For the first time in over 30 years, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Office of Child Development is under new leadership. Shannon B. Wanless, Ph.D. has been named the Director of the Office of Child Development, Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D., the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the Scho... Read More...

Pitt SOE Faculty Recognized at AERA Conference

Published on 4/17/2018 3:18:00 PM

A pair of University of Pittsburgh School of Education faculty members received early career awards over the weekend at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in New York. Lindsay Page, PhD, assistant professor of research methodology, was named the 2018 Division L Early Car... Read More...
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