Pitt-Johnstown Education Division

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Education Division offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in more than seven areas of concentration. Students begin their coursework as pre-education majors. Our programs are designed to facilitate graduation in four years.

Pitt-Johnstown Education


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.

Among Pitt-Johnstown's education division graduates:

  • 95.5% are employed in their desired career within a year 
  • 99% report that the education division sufficiently prepared them for the jobs they hold

(source 2011-12 graduate survey)

Our graduates pursue advanced degrees or go on to enjoy successful careers in  their field as teachers, instructional supervisors or administrators. Pitt-Johnstown education alumni are making difference here in our community and across the country.

Education Division Offices
153 Biddle Hall

Gerald Zahorchak, DEd, Associate Professor of Education and Division Chair 

Jackie Myers, DEdDirector of Field Practicums and Clinical Experience

Karen ClitesDivision Administrative Assistant and Teacher Certification
Fax: 814-269-7084

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:

* 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.