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Will you pursue the high calling to teach?

You could be the apple of a second grader's eye or make English more interesting for high school juniors.

It takes a special person to be an educator. You're committed to learning. You want to make a difference.  And you hope to instill values in young lives. (It also helps to have a sense of humor and a little patience). Come and pursue one of the most important and respected career positions of all: teacher.

Pennsylvania is a leading exporter of teachers in the country. That means if you have a Pennsylvania certification, you'll be able to teach in most other states.  So, are you called to teach? This is your chance to answer the call.

Into the Real World of Teaching

Our education department's Downtown Pittsburgh location brings "real" advantages. Our students are able to conduct observations at local schools within walking distance of campus. We also place student teachers in local schools, so transportation to and from those schools is convenient.

Local school administrators and teachers appreciate our Downtown location as well, as they are able to easily participate in our education program, whether visiting as guest lecturers, mock interviewers, or graduate school representatives.

Explore Our Programs

Point Park’s education programs are ahead of the curve in complying with Pennsylvania’s new teacher certification regulations, so you’ll be on the right path to certification for what and where you want to teach.

Follow the links below to learn more about our degree programs at all levels:

Special Education Dual Certification Option

In addition to the initial certification programs, Point Park students can choose to simultaneously complete the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s requirements for special education certification in either pre-kindergarten through grade 8 or grades 7 through 12. 

Our dual certification programs are set up so you can get them done in eight semesters, including the student teaching practicum.

Contact the Education Department

Phone: 412-392-3972
Fax: 412-392-3927
Location: 710 Academic Hall