Our mission is to ignite learning by preparing you to be the spark who inspires change.

Founded in 1910, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education has a long history of improving the world through education. Generations of teachers, school leaders, policy makers, university researchers, clinical scientists, exercise physiologists, mental health professionals, and community leaders all got their start at Pitt Education.

More than ever before, the world needs talented educators, innovators, and leaders like you.

Pick Your Destination – And We’ll Help You Get There

With over 50 academic program combinations, we offer a broad array of study options—including in areas not found at many schools of education.



Explore Programs By Areas of Study

Teacher Education & School Leadership

Earn your teaching certification or progress in preK-12 education with continuing education programs.

prek-12 programs

Applied Psychology & Human Development

Specialize in applied developmental psychology, infant mental health, and applied behavior analysis.

Applied psychology programs

Exercise, Health, and Wellness

Accredited programs in exercise science, clinical exercise physiology, and fitness training.


Education Systems & Frameworks

Learn across education policy, higher education student affairs, urban education, and learning sciences.

ed systems programs

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Global University Committed to the Future of Education

As one of the world’s top research universities, the University of Pittsburgh generates innovations that push the frontiers of knowledge. We are one of the nation’s top-ranked education schools and are the top-ranked public institution in Pennsylvania.

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Inclusive Mission, With You at the Center

Our students are part of a welcoming environment where they can build strong connections to each other and the community. You can count on having supportive faculty and staff who will guide you from application through graduation—and beyond.

Learn About Our Core Values

Equity, Justice, and Inclusion

Community-Engaged Partnerships


Global Perspectives

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Experience Our Campus and Pittsburgh

Surround yourself with culture, arts, parks, shopping, dining, sports, and recreation. The City of Pittsburgh is one of America’s great cities – safe, affordable, and accessible.

Watch what our students think about Pittsburgh

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The Alumni Network is Your Launchpad

We are 32,000+ alumni strong across almost 90 countries, giving you a foothold into wherever life takes you next.


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Pursue Rewarding Careers as Leaders and Educators

Become ready to change the world by inspiring others. We’ll prepare you to make an impact in your area of study.

See what our alumni have accomplished

More About Pitt School of Education

Our Mission

Our Mission

Guiding everything we do, it leads the entire school community—our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners.

Meet Our Dean
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Meet Our Dean

Learn more about Valerie Kinloch, the forward-thinking and visionary Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education.

News & Media

News & Publications

Follow school news, alumni spotlights, student features, and more.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Get in touch with our staff across our various academic departments by using our school directory.

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