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Education Divison Profile

  • We have maintained a strong student enrollment over the years, with most students engaged in full-time study†.  The number of male teacher aspirants studying in the Education Division is higher than the national average for male teachers*.

Education Division Enrollment

  Fall 2009   Spring 2010    Fall 2010   Spring 2011 
Full-time  442 420438  390
Part-time 13 8 6 5
% Male 29.5% 29.0% 30.6% 31.6%
% Female   70.5%71.0%  69.4%68.4% 

  • Due to the quality of our programs and the support of faculty and staff, our graduates are accomplished and knowledgeable. Most graduate with honors†.  

Teacher Candidates Graduating with Honors

 Year of
 Graduating with
Honor (%)
 2009 88.4%
 2010 100%
 2011 90.9%

  • The Education Division routinely collaborates with following regional school districts to support the clinical experiences for future teachers.  In addition, opportunities for internships in Auckland, New Zealand are also available
    • Central Cambria School District
    • Conemaugh Township School District
    • Conemaugh Valley School District
    • Ferndale Area School District
    • Forest Hills School District
    • Greater Johnstown School District
    • Ligonier Valley School District
    • North Star School District
    • Richland School District
    • Shade Area School District
    • Westmont Hilltop School District
    • Windber Area School District
  • The Education Division of Pitt-Johnstown has graduated more than 2,950 educators since 1972.
  • Alumni of our programs are distinguished and highly recognized within the profession to include:
    • Becky Piscitella '99 - Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
    • Dr. Susan J. Anderson '75 - Superintendent of the Westmont Hilltop School District (PA)
    • Dr. Barbara L. Parkins '80 - Superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District (PA)
  • Our faculty are leaders and innovators within the field of education to include membership in the following professional organizations:
    • American Education Research Association
    • American Psychological Association
    • Association of Literacy Education
    • Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers
    • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
    • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    • College Reading and Learning Association
    • The Council for Exceptional Children
    • Eastern Psychological Association
    • International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement
    • International Reading Association
    • Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance (Interim President)
    • Literacy Research Association
    • Middle States Council for the Social Studies
    • National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (President)
    • National Council of Measurement in Education
    • National Council of the Social Studies
    • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Local Affiliate Respresentative)
    • National Middle School Association
    • Pennsylvania Association of College and Teachers Educators
    • Pennsylvania Associaton of Environmental Educators
    • Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (Past President)
    • Pennsylvania Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
    • Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (President)
    • Pennsylvania Council of Teachers Educators
    • Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Executive Board)
    • Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association
    • The Keystone State Reading Council
    • Westmoreland Reading Council
    • Women in Mathematics Education
    • University Council for Educational Administration
  • Our faculty hold editorial and reviewer responsibilities with the following journals and publications:
    • Educating the Young Child
    • Improving Schools
    • International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
    • Journal of College Reading and Learning
    • Journal of the Association of Literacy Researchers
    • Journal of Literacy Research
    • Literacy Research and Instruction
    • Pennsylvania Council of the Social Studies News and Views
    • Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook
    • Pennsylvania Reads (Co-Editor)
    • Reading Horizons
    • The Social Studies Journal

† Source (Pitt-Johnstown Registrar)
* Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

   Updated August 2011