Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences

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

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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

December 4, 2020
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Dr. Lesley Lavery (ITP Alum) and Dr. Sara Dahill-Brown (ITP Alum)

    December 4, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Virtual: email by Dec. 2 to register

    Dr. Lesley Lavery
    Political Science
    Macalester College

    Dr. Sara Dahill-Brown
    Dept. of Politics and International Studies
    Wake Forest University

    "Collectively Confronting COVID-19: Teachers' Unions' Response to a Global Pandemic"

    Drawing from a sample of union leaders working in more than 100 school districts, across 12 states, Sara Dahill-Brown and Lesley Lavery will discuss ongoing work to uncover teachers' unions' involvement with school plans for distance-learning, summer and fall re-opening, budget shortfalls and responses to greater acknowledgement of systemic racism. 

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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.