Bachelor of Science
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted Early Childhood with the highest levels of approval for programs of its kind. Most notable is the “initial approval with special designation” given to the Early Childhood Education program, distinguishing it as a model program with innovative practices.
Teacher candidates wishing to teach preschool and early elementary grades (through fourth grade) choose this educational track.
Classes focus on:
- pedagogy, assessment, and management of students;
- subject matter content (including reading, writing, math, social studies, science and fine arts) for Pre K-4 students;
- childhood development and familial interactions.
The mission of the Education Program at Pitt-Greensburg is to prepare highly skilled and knowledgeable secondary and early childhood teachers capable of empowering their students to master the challenges of an increasingly technological and science-driven global society.
Graduate School Guarantee — Master of Education (M.Ed.) or
the Master of Teaching (MAT) Programs
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
MORE INFORMATION ON PITT-GREENSBURG GRADUATE SCHOOL GUARANTEES
- Indicate Pre-Education on admissions 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).
- Adttend a School of Education Information Session.
- Declare the specific teacher education program by the end of junior year.
- Complete all prerequisite courses for the teachere education specialty area.
- Candidates in foreign language 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
Course Sequence Maps:
Early Childhood Education
8 semester sequence map
Early Childhood Education/Behavior Analysis
Early Childhood Education/Children's Literature
9 semester sequence map
Early Childhood Education/Psychology Minor
9 semester sequence map
Listing below does not include general requirements.
|Course Number||Course Title||Course Credits|
|PSY 0310||Developmental Psych||3 cr|
|PSY 1001||Educational Psychology||3 cr|
|ADMPS 1001||Soc Fnds of Ed./Prac.||3 cr.|
|EDPSY 0009||Eng. Lang. Learners||1 cr.|
|I & L 1060||Ed. of Exc. Stud. I /Prac.||3 cr.|
|I & L 1061||Ed. of Exc. Stud. II/Prac.||3 cr.|
|I & L 1150||Health Ed. in Primary Yrs.||3 cr.|
|I & L 1160||Soc. Stud. in Primary Yrs.||2 cr.|
|I & L 1210||Emergent Literacy||3 cr.|
|I & L 1215||Reading in Primary Yrs.||3 cr.|
|I & L 1218||Assessment in Education||3 cr.|
|I & L 1220||Lang. Arts in Primary Yrs.||3 cr.|
|I & L 1222||Math in Primary Yrs.||3 cr.|
|I & L 1225||Pedagogy Lab, Lit/Math||1 cr.|
|I & L 1275||Integrating Creative Arts||3 cr.|
|I & L 1330||Strat & Tech of Inst/Prac.||3 cr.|
|I & L 1324||Engaging Young Children in Learning/Practicum||3 cr.|
|I & L 1410||School-Family-Community Collaboration||2 cr.|
|I & L 1420||Science in Primary Yrs.||2 cr.|
|I & L 1700||Early Field Experience||3 cr.|
|I & L 1810||Pre-Student Teaching||1 cr.|
|I & L 1820||Student Teaching||12 cr.|
|I & L 1875||Student Teaching Seminar||1 cr.|
|I & L 0020||Directed Tutoring Optional||1-3 cr.|