Majoring in Education at Pitt-Johnstown: An Overview
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 (BS)
· Secondary Education Biology (BS) *
· Secondary Education Chemistry (BS) *
· Secondary Education Social Studies (BA)
· Secondary Education Earth and Space Science (BS) *
· Secondary Education English (BA)
· Secondary Education Mathematics (BS)
* General Science may be pursued concurrently with this major.
Through careful planning, students also may choose to complete a double major or to fulfill requirements for a minor.
- 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.
Admission to Upper Level
- All education students begin their program of study in the pre-education level of their chosen certification program and must meet requirements to advance to the upper level. Requirements for admission to the upper level can be found in the Student Handbook. Transfer, post-baccalaureate, and relocation (from other University of Pittsburgh campuses) students will find additional information that pertains to their admission to the upper level.
- Upper level Early Childhood and Secondary Education courses are taken during the junior year and first term of the senior year and all must be taken at Pitt-Johnstown. They are open only to students who have gained admission to the upper level.
- Upper level students typically complete their program with a full term of student teaching. Student teaching placements are arranged by the Division of Education at established sites.
Copyright © March 2004
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Last reviewed and revised: October 3, 2008