If you want to be a teacher, you have several four-year degree programs you can choose from. Each of the programs will prepare you to earn your teacher certification after you graduate.
Biology Education 7-12 - BS
Business, Computer and Information Technology K-12 - BS
Chemistry Education 7-12 - BS
Early Level Education Pre K-4 - BS
English Education 7-12 - BS
Health and Physical Education K-12 - BS
Mathematics Education 7-12 - BS
Social Studies Education 7-12 - BS
Our graduates have good things to say about our education program:
Jessica Vigliotta -- teacher, Bradford Area High School
“I will be forever indebted to the
Education Department at Pitt-Bradford. Not only did the staff provide me with diverse
exposure to actual classroom experiences, but also supported my field in
English so that I may best serve my students on every level. I was able to
quickly secure a job in the Bradford Area School District immediately upon
graduating. I easily transitioned from the middle school to the high school
because of the strong background provided to me by my colleagues and
Jessica Clark -- teacher, 7th grade English at a charter school in Rochester, N.Y.
a wonderful experience at Pitt-Bradford with great professors that used much of
their own experiences as teachers to help educate me along the way. I
still use a great deal of the lessons I have developed in undergrad to guide my
instruction. As of right now I am in graduate school to earn my master's degree in 5-12 Literacy. I want to thank all of my professors in
the Education department who really helped pave the way for me to become an
Jessica Resig -- instructional designer, Penn State Behrend
“The faculty members in Pitt-Bradford's Education Program created meaningful, authentic
learning experience that prepared me with the know-how and confidence necessary
to land a teaching position immediately after graduation, even in a very
competitive job market. Because of their guidance and expertise, I had the tools I needed to hit the ground running and build a
student-centered, rigorous classroom of my own.”
Due to Pennsylvania regulations for teacher education programs, students transferring more than 60 credit hours to Pitt-Bradford must provide evidence of basic skills competencies in mathematics, reading and writing. For further information about basic skills assessment options, visit our Teacher Education Program site.
If you have more than 60 credit hours and have not passed a basic skills assessment, please contact Jody Randolph or Donna Dombek to discuss your options.
You can also visit our Teacher Education Website or visit us on Facebook.
Pitt Freshman Guarantee:
School of Education Guarantee for Admission into
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) or the Master of Teaching (MAT) Programs
- When you apply, indicate Pre-Education on your application.
- Earn a 3.5 grade point average in high school and a minimum 1250 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 28 ACT.
- Maintain a 3.25 grade point average as a full-time undergraduate student at a regional campus (individual instances where a student’s grade point average falls below 3.25 will be reviewed by the Dean of the School of Education).
- Attend a School of Education Information Session.
- Declare the specific teacher education program by the end of your junior year.
- Complete all prerequisite courses for the teacher education specialty area.
- If you're a candidate in a foreign language, you must also attain a rating of at least Advanced Low on the OPI examination administered by ACTFL.
- Show evidence of substantial experience working or volunteering with children or adolescents as a teacher, tutor, camp counselor, etc.
- For information about the Graduate School of Education, go to www.education.pitt.edu/programs/graduate.aspx.