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Impact the Field of Education

Stand apart from other Teacher Education graduates. Build the experiences in the classroom to make you a confident, prepared teacher. We offer additional certifications and minor studies to strengthen your knowledge and skills. Our SPSEA supports each teacher candidate with

  • professional development
  • networking opportunities
  • experiences with students

in order to make you a well-prepared teacher. We not only want you to be a highly qualified teacher. We want you to be a child advocate and impact the field of education.

Early Childhood EducationSecondary EducationSpanish EducationSpecial EducationEducation Minor

The Education Department at Pitt-Greensburg offers

  • Partnerships with local schools, providing real, experiential learning beginning your freshman year
  • Innovative classes bridge theory and practice
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Personalized attention from professors at a world renowned university
  • Strong emphasis on science and math
  • Pitt degree and teaching certificate in four years

Students who graduate from our program will earn their Pennsylvania Teaching certification. This certification is well-respected throughout the United States. It is reciprocal in many states. Highly qualified teachers are in demand around Pennsylvania and around the country.

Graduate School Guarantee — Master of Education (M.Ed.) or
the Master of Teaching (MAT) Programs
University of Pittsburgh School of Education

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Required Criteria:

  • 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).
  • Attend a School of Education Information Session.
  • Declare the specific teacher education program by the end of junior year.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses for the teacher 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.
  • View information about the Graduate School of Education.