Education Majors

  • 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 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.”    

    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