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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown    
2018-2019 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 01, 2020
 
2018-2019 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Middle-Level Education - Social Studies Concentration, BS


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Middle Level Education Major


The Division of Education offers middle level education degrees and certification in the following areas of concentration English, science, social studies, and mathematics. In addition, students who are completing certification requirements Early Childhood may add on Middle Level English (certification only) via a pathway agreement. Students who complete all of their specific program’s requirements, meet graduation requirements, and pass all required certification tests will be certified in Pennsylvania to teach their program content in grades 4-8. Certification requirements vary in other states, but Pennsylvania certification typically is accepted by most states for initial employment. Prospective undergraduate students and post baccalaureate students seeking certification only may find the most current information on each program’s course requirements in the Division’s Program Handbook.

Middle Level Education Major with an Area of Concentration in Social Studies (125 credits)


Pre-Education Curriculum Consists of General Education and Educational Studies:


Pre-Education students take a 1 credit Introduction to Education course and must fulfill the university’s WOK (Worlds of Knowledge) requirement as indicated by the program.

 

Middle Level Education Social Studies majors also complete curriculum in the content area:


  • Social Sciences (30 credits)

Upper-Level Middle Level Education Social Studies Curriculum:


All courses in the upper-level education curriculum must be taken at Pitt-Johnstown. The first three terms involve methods courses and field placements. The final term is reserved for student teaching and the student teaching seminar.

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