University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Education Majors

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

Here's what a few of our education graduates have to say about our 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 professors.” 

Jessica Clark -- teacher, 7th grade English at a charter school in  Rochester, N.Y.
“I had 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 outstanding teacher!” 

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.”    

You can also visit our Teacher Education Website.

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.