Upper Level Admission

Upon completion of specific courses comprising a broad liberal arts curriculum as well as several foundation courses in education, Pitt-Johnstown pre-education students typically apply to an upper-level program during their sophomore year. They then become education majors in a chosen area of concentration.

  • Admission to the elementary or secondary education programs is based on a number of criteria including grade point average, appropriate pre-education course work, and recommendations from faculty.
  • 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.