University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Elementary Education

Overview (See Division of Education Student Handbook for complete information)


Pitt-Johnstown offers four-year degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in seven Secondary Education areas of concentration. Education majors begin their program as Pre-Education majors, following a broad liberal arts curriculum as well as selected education courses. Pre-education students typically apply for admission to an Upper-Level program, in the second term of their sophomore year.

Admission to the Upper-Level programs of Elementary or Secondary Education is based on a number of criteria including grade point average, appropriate pre-education course work, and recommendations from faculty.

Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science
The Elementary Education major prepares students to teach children in Kindergarten through Grade Six . The curriculum includes a distribution of courses in the Arts and Sciences, field connected Education courses, and an academic concentration.

Special Note: The University's School of Education on the Pittsburgh Campus now offers teacher certification only at the post-baccalaureate (fifth-year) level. However, the baccalaureate programs in both Elementary and Secondary Education offered by the Division of Education at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown typically can be completed in four years.