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

September 27, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Non-academic Careers in Educational Research

    September 27, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    259 Educational Sciences

    Carl Frederick, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
    Ken Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Kids Forward

    Oriana Eversole, Director of Research & Program Evaluation, Madison Metropolitan School District
    Trisha Borman, Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research

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October 4, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: David Weimer

    October 4, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    253 Educational Sciences

    Dr. David Weimer
    Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy
    La Follette School of Public Affairs

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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.