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  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Psychology in Education


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Contact Information

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Psychology in Education
5930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-624-7230
psyed@pitt.edu
www.education.pitt.edu

Admission Requirements

ADP - Traditional Program

The program in applied developmental psychology uses a rolling admissions procedure which assures that all completed admission applications will be given regular review. Priority for admissions and financial aid decisions, however, will be given to those applications that are sent in by March 15, the recommended deadline for fall term admission.

In reviewing applications for admission, the Admissions Committee considers the following factors:

  • Academic skill as evident on the student’s transcript. The minimum acceptable GPA is 2.50;
  • Documented evidence of experience and ability to work with children (experience may include volunteer work or employment);
  • References, preferably from professionals familiar with the student’s maturity, work habits, academic ability, and experience with children/youth; and
  • Completion of 60 credits before the first term of enrollment in the program, including the following prerequisite courses, all of which should be taken for a letter grade:
    • English composition (3 credits);
    • Developmental psychology or equivalent (3 credits); and
    • Other courses broadly distributed in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Credits awarded from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) by the College of General Studies are acceptable for inclusion in the 60 credits.

The program welcomes applications from junior and community college students and from students at other colleges and universities, including students from other countries. These students should see the Transfer Student Admissions or International Student Admissions sections of this bulletin for further details on applying. Students from other academic backgrounds should consult the program coordinator for evaluation.

ADP - CASE Teacher Certification Program

The program in ADP - CASE Teacher Certification admits student cohorts to begin the program each fall term. Applicants are reviewed in the spring of the term before the program begins.  The application deadline is March 15.

In reviewing applications for admission, the Admissions Committee considers the following factors:

  • Academic skill as evident on the student’s transcript. The minimum acceptable 3.25;
  • Documented evidence of experience and ability to work with children (experience may include volunteer work or employment);
  • Three letters of reference, preferably from professionals familiar with the student’s maturity, work habits, academic ability, and experience with children/youth; and
  • Completion of 61 credits of CASE prerequisites before the first term of enrollment in the program. Prerequisite courses can be found on the ADP-CASE website.

The program welcomes applications from junior college and community college students and students at other colleges and universities, including students from other countries. These students should see the Transfer Student Admissions or International Student Admissions sections of this bulletin for further details on applying. Students from other academic backgrounds should consult the program coordinator for evaluation of prerequisites.
 

Programs

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    Courses

      Psychology Education

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