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Program Overview

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Why Major in Education?

What can I do with this Major?

Baccalaureate Degree Information

  • The Division of Education offers four-year programs of study leading to Pennsylvania teacher certification and the baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Science [BS], or Bachelor of Arts [BA]) in the following areas:

Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
Middle Level Education (4-8) 
Secondary Education
     - Biology
     - Chemistry
     - Social Studies
               - Geography
               - Political Science
               - History
     - Earth & Space Science
     - English
     - General Science
     - Mathematics 


Post-Baccalaureate Information

  • Post-baccalaureate students may choose to seek certification with or without a degree in any of the above programs.
  • Upon declaration of their major program as Pre-Education, students are assigned to a Division of Education faculty member who will serve as their academic (education) advisor. Education advisors guide students toward successful completion of their program, maintain their advisees' academic folders, and post weekly office hours designating times that students may meet with them.


  • Upon declaration of their major program as Pre-Education, all students are required to obtain and submit the following clearances: 1) Child Abuse History Clearance , 2) Criminal Record Check , and 3) Federal Criminal History Background Check.  The first two clearances need to be repeated as part of the application process for student teaching.

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Last reviewed and revised: October 3, 2008

Last Reviewed: November 20, 2004