University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Admissions for Reading Education - Reading Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study (K-12)

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed School of Education Admissions Application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card, check, or money order payable to 'University of Pittsburgh'.
  • Individual transcripts of work in all undergraduate and graduate study (requirements: an overall minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate work for students without a master's degree; a 3.3 QPA in previous graduate work for students with a master's degree).
  • Official, third-party evaluation of all international transcripts for applicants who have not received a master's degree within the United States. We strongly recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete this service.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Copy of spring registration form if enrolled in spring term courses.
  • Prerequisite credits.
  • Three letters of academic and/or professional recommendation.
  • A thoughtful, clearly written goal statement of one to two typewritten, double-spaced pages.
  • Resume.
  • Current teaching certificate.


  • Rolling Admissions