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Supporting Social-Emotional Health

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education has degree and certificate programs that prepare you to support the mental health and well-being of infants, children, youth, and families.

Our training blends evidence-based practices and hands-on learning in social-emotional development, positive psychology, and developmental theory. You will become an expert in applying interdisciplinary interventions that support the success of at-risk populations.

We offer programs in:
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Infant Mental Health

Our Students Enjoy

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Internships across community-based organizations, mental health providers, K-12 schools, hospitals

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World-class faculty who are the top researchers and practitioners in the field.

Certifications through leading organizations, including the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Out-of-School-Learning Program

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Striving for Well-Being for All

The School of Education is committed to the health of children, youth, families, and communities.

The school’s mission is to support equitable-based practices that help all people.

experience Our Mission

Facts & Rankings


ranked public School of Education in Pennsylvania and top 20 public institution nationally
(U.S. News & World Report)


education alumni worldwide across nearly 90 countries worldwide


concentrations available in MS in Applied Developmental Psychology program

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Evidence-Based Practices

The School of Education programs are based on evidence-based theories and practices.

You will be trained as a professional who applies interventions that are proven to help at-risk populations.


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