School of Education and Social Sciences

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Top two seniors in SESS recognized for scholarship and service.

First-Class Preparation in Education and the Social Sciences

A focus on people. When you get right down to it, that’s what education and the social sciences are all about. From elementary schoolteachers to historians to psychologists, it’s all about understanding and appreciating human nature.

RMU’s School of Education and Social Sciences provides unmatched career preparation for tomorrow’s educators and social scientists. Education programs position students to be caring, dynamic educators and instructional leaders with valuable technology and communication skills. Options in the social sciences include multiple psychology concentrations, criminal justice, economics, history, political science, and sociology. Each program features a strong foundation in the liberal arts that prepares students for successful careers or further education in graduate school.

Initial teacher preparation and advanced educator programs in the School of Education and Social Sciences are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

95%
placement rate a year after graduation
83%
of freshmen live on campus
16
NCAA Div. 1 teams
67%
of graduates had an internship in their field
21.6
average student class size
120+
clubs and organizations
84%
of graduates employed in their field of study
17
miles from downtown Pittsburgh
77%
of graduates work in a professional or managerial position
80%
of students complete an academic internship

Departments - RMU School of Education and Social Sciences

Both departments in the School of Education and Social Sciences were designed with your success in mind, whether in the classroom or a professional setting.

The Right People. The Right Experience. 

The School of Education and Social Sciences (SESS) faculty is a team of knowledgeable, caring professionals who bring valuable real-world work experience into the classroom.

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