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Psychology in Education

Psychology in Education programs are designed to meet the needs of graduate students looking to serve in academic and research capacities.

Psychology in Education

Much like the left and right halves of the brain, the Department of Psychology in Education (PSYED) focuses on the vital and interdependent connection between research and practice by offering students two program tracks with various degree options: one in Applied Developmental Psychology (more practice based) and Research Methodology (more research based).

Applied Developmental Psychology helps students gain the expertise for recognizing how the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs directly correspond with the progression of children, youth, and their families. Through the bachelor of science (BS) degree, ADP prepares students for graduate school in such fields as education, psychology, and social work. The master's degree (MS) prepares students for roles as program administrators and child development specialists. The doctoral degree (PhD) program prepares students for academic, policy, and research positions in universities, public and private research organizations, and government agencies.

Meanwhile, the Research Methodology program trains professionals in the areas of measurement, research design, and statistical methods. Students in this high-demand field learn that to effectively answer a research question depends on the measurement and statistical procedure quality, and knowledge of how to interpret the results. The master's degree (MEd) prepares personnel for positions in testing and research. Graduates receiving a doctoral degree (PhD) serve in academic and research capacities in universities, government agencies, public and private research, and testing centers.   

Department Contact

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Psychology in Education
5930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: (412) 624-7230
FAX: (412) 624-7231
EMAIL: psyed@pitt.edu

Latest News

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...

Educators Team Up to Develop Flexible Curricula on Ethiopia for K-12 Students

Published on 4/9/2018 11:48:00 AM

Maureen Porter, associate professor in Pitt’s School of Education’s Social and Comparative Analysis in Education program, led the group of Pitt educators in determining what types of Ethiopian folklife should be included in the new curricula. via PittWire The development of a rich new curriculum fo... Read More...
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