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University of Pittsburgh School of Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Education


About Pitt Education


Pick Your Destination -- And We'll Help You Get There

Consistently ranked among the top graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report, the Pitt School of Education offers world-class education programs that ignite learning for all. With over 50 graduate and undergraduate degree programs in education, we are focused on advancing education.

Facts and Rankings

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.

No. 1Public in Pennsylvania

U.S. News & World Report

No.18Public in the United StatesU.S. News & World Report
No. 22Educational PsychologyU.S. News & World Report
No. 27Curriculum and InstructionU.S. News & World Report
No. 27All Schools in United StatesU.S. News & World Report
No. 43Best Online ProgramsU.S. News & World Report

Faculty and Students


  • Full-time faculty: 77
  • Full-time faculty with doctorates: 100 percent
  • Funded grant research: $32 million in total active grants


  • Undergraduate: 409
  • Graduate: 554
  • Total: 963


  • In-State: 68% from Pennsylvania
  • Out-of-State: 32% from other U.S. states
  • International: 7% of students international
  • Countries Represented: 20 countries

Life in Pittsburgh

Culture. Sports. Art. Parks. Shopping. Dining.

Located in Oakland, the University of Pittsburgh campus is a unique area that also manages to harmonize with Pittsburgh and its other distinct surrounding neighborhoods. Pittsburgh is a fluid town, becoming whatever you want it to be. And the rest of the country has begun to catch on: Pittsburgh was recently ranked by CNBC as the “#1 City to Relocate to in America” and the “Most Livable City in America” by Forbes Magazine.

Our Mission-Vision

We are a school whose mission is rooted in equity, justice, and innovation.

We ignite learning. We strive for well-being for all. We teach. We commit to student, family, and community success. We commit to educational equity. We advocate. We work for justice. We cultivate relationships. We forge engaged partnerships. We collaborate. We learn with and from communities. We innovate and agitate. We pursue and produce knowledge. We research. We disrupt and transform inequitable educational structures. We approach learning as intertwined with health, wellness, and human development. We address how national, global, social, and technological change impacts learning. We shape practice and policy. We teach with and for dignity. We think. We dream. We lead with integrity. We are the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.


  • Pittsburgh

    5100 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, PA 15260, Pittsburgh