Spotlight on Education: Robert Morris University – School of Education and Social Sciences

By Marianne Reid Anderson

RMU_logo[1]Innovative learning is part of everyday life at Robert Morris University’s School of Education and Social Sciences. Throughout the school, future educators have access to all the latest technology, applications and methodologies in instructional technology. Complete with a state-of-the-art Assistive Devices Lab, students can learn, practice and integrate technology into the classroom to then inspire their own students to embrace a life time of learning.

“We don’t just use technology for technology’s sake,” explains, Dean Mary Ann Rafoth. “Instead, we empower our future educators to incorporate technology into their lesson plans to stimulate learning, perform diagnostics to assess learning comprehension and adapt lessons to promote literacy, mathematics, communication and understanding.”

“In addition to being innovative, we also believe in a hands-on approach to learning,” continues Dean Refoth. “So, we have a whole array of experiments and activities for every grade, course and skill level. Our students can check-out these curriculum packets to take with them to their student teaching assignments, as well as, create their own curriculum packets in our fully-equipped materials lab.”

In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Business Education, Robert Morris University’s School of Education and Social Sciences also offers certification in Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-4), Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-4)/Special Education (Grades PreK-8) and Middle Level Education (Grades 4-8). Secondary areas include: Business, Computer & Information Technology (Grades K-12), English (Grades 7-12), Mathematics (Grades 7-12), Social Studies (Grades 7-12) and Biology (Grades 7-12).

Robert Morris University’s School of Education and Social Science also embraces innovative learning in the area of social sciences, for example, adding real-life experience into the psychology major even at undergraduate level. Specifically, in Clinical Psychology, students go into mental health facilities or if a student’s concentration is in the area of Sports Psychology, students work with local sports teams, or through orthopedic practices with injured athletes and even with local health and wellness initiatives in business, gyms and insurance companies.

If you are interested in learning more about the School of Education and Social Sciences at Robert Morris University, you can request information through the Robert Morris University website at or contact the Admissions Office at 800-762-0097 for a tour and to schedule a meeting with an academic coordinator.