Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences

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

ITP Fellows group photo


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

November 22, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Markus Brauer

    November 22, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    259 Educational Sciences

    Dr. Markus Brauer
    Professor, Department of Psychology

    "The Powerful Impact of Social Norms on Intergroup Attitudes and Behaviors"
    Socialnorms strongly influence human behavior. In 5 large-scale randomized controlledtrials in the field (total N=2,328), we tested the effectiveness of a socialnorms intervention in improving pro-diversity attitudes and inclusivebehaviors. Our intervention had numerous positive consequences, including anenhanced sense of belonging and better grades among students belonging tomarginalized groups.     

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November 29, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: No Seminar- Thanksgiving Break

    November 29, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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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.