What is Secondary Education?
The Secondary Education program prepares students to teach adolescents in grades seven through twelve and in State approved middle schools. The Secondary Education curriculum includes a distribution of courses in the Arts and Sciences, field connected Education courses, and courses in the appropriate content area of concentration. At Pitt-Johnstown, we offer concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, English, General Science with concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, and Earth and Space Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies with concentrations in Geography, History, and Political Science. The preceding links will provide you with degree requirements (pdf format).
What can I do with a degree in Secondary Education?
More emphasis is being placed on high-quality secondary education, so the demand for educators with the training and skills to provide that education is high. Students, who graduate with a Secondary Education degree, have the opportunity to gain employment at public and private schools across the country. Students may also further their education in hopes of teaching at the college level and/or become school administrators.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Division of Education of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is to provide high quality programs that produce exemplary educators who are knowledgeable, resourceful, and well prepared to make contributions to the schools and communities in which they work.
What kind of courses will I take?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Secondary Education courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Secondary Education course descriptions, click here.
Secondary Education Links
These links have been provided for those who want more information on both the Pitt-Johnstown Secondary Education Program, and the world of Secondary Education as a whole.
Pitt-Johnstown Secondary Education
What are alumni and current students saying about the program?
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Jobs in Education
Meet our Education Faculty
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