University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Admissions for Early Childhood Education - Primary Plus: PreK-4 Teacher Certificate

Admissions Requirements

  • Submitted a completed SOE application form and the application fee
  • Earned an undergraduate degree with a minimum QPA of 3.0. Applications from students who plan to earn their undergraduate degree before the term of admission will be considered.
  • Submitted official transcripts from ALL institutions attended
  • Submitted a copy of the spring and summer registration forms if applicable
  • Completion of the appropriate number of prerequisite credits and transcript review.
  • Submitted three letters of academic and/or professional recommendation
  • Submitted a thoughtful, clearly written goal statement of two to three double-spaced typewritten pages
  • Submitted a resumé including work history and volunteer work with school-age children
  • A minimum passing score of 220 on each of the sections on the Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA), or a combined score of 1550 with a minimum of 500 in each section of the SAT, or a score of 23 on the ACT for acceptance into the Primary Plus: PreK-4 Teacher Certificate program.


  • January 15 of the admission year

Contact Information

Admissions Inquiries and General Information

School of Education
Admissions and Enrollment Services
5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-648-2230
FAX: 412-648-1899
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