Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences

Training researchers whose evidence-based results will help inform education policy and practice.


The Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences (ITP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of a network of pre-doctoral training programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The ITP is preparing a new generation of outstanding education science scholars by training them in methods of causal inference in the social sciences, engaging them in a weekly seminar and supporting their translational research through a variety of internship opportunities. The community of faculty and Ph.D.-level researchers that work with ITP Fellows come from academic departments in education, social work and across the social sciences. Fellows join an interdisciplinary research community including doctoral students in economics, political science, psychology, social welfare, sociology, educational leadership & policy analysis, educational policy studies and educational psychology.

Upcoming Events

April 26, 2024
  • ITP Seminar: Dr. Jessica Rodrigues

    April 26, 2024  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Room 259 | Educational Sciences, 1025 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53706, USA

    Jessica Rodrigues, Assistant Professor, Special Education, University of Missouri

    Title: Knowledge Mobilization: Communicating Your Research for Impact
    Abstract: We want our research to be impactful, yet we do not often receive targeted training about how to effectively communicate our research via various outlets for reaching our intended audience. In this presentation, Dr. Jessica Rodrigues shares principles for impactful research communication and knowledge mobilization strategies for sharing education research with wide audiences. She discusses two of her ongoing NSF-funded projects for which she is designing, refining, and assessing key abstractsa novel knowledge mobilization strategyfor sharing research with teachers in particular. 

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May 3, 2024
  • ITP Seminar: Dr. Carolyn Hill

    May 3, 2024  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Room 259 | Educational Sciences, 1025 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53706, USA

    Carolyn Hill, Senior Fellow, MDRC

    Title: Conducting Implementation Research in Impact Studies of Education Interventions

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Coursework: ITP Seminar

This project is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education.