Students who complete all program requirements, meet graduation requirements, and pass all required certification tests will be certified in Pennsylvania to teach grades pre-school through 4th. 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 program course requirements in the Division’s Program Handbook. The following is a summarized description of program requirements.
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.
Upper-Level Early Childhood Education Curriculum:
All courses in the upper-level early childhood 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.