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Be a Life-Changer.

Become certified for teaching and change lives at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are fully aligned with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

We’ll prepare you to become a teacher who will confidently lead their classroom, who will advocate for the well-being of all students, and who will reach the highest levels of their profession.

A teacher with elementary school studentsPathways for New Teachers

  • Elementary education
  • Special education
  • Middle and high school subject areas
  • Blindness and visual impairment
  • Foreign language education/world and heritage languages
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Programs For Elementary School Teachers

Become certified to teach at the preK-4 grade level through:

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Programs For Middle and High School Teachers

Become certified to teach content areas in English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Foreign Languages (World/Heritage Languages) through:

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Programs For Special Education Teachers

Become certified in special education for grades PreK-12:

Why Choose Pitt for Teaching?


Guaranteed student teaching placements


Emphasis on culturally relevant pedagogy


Networking and professional development


World-renowned faculty and former teachers


Large alumni network of teachers and school administrators

The World Needs Great Teachers.
Are You Ready to Become One?

While today’s teachers face many challenges, there’s never been a better time to become an educator. Quality teachers are in high demand in Pennsylvania and across the country because the world needs exemplary educators.

Learn how our teacher education programs prepare students to make a positive impact in the world.

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Based in Pittsburgh. Known Around the World.


ranked public school of Education in Pennsylvania
(U.S. News & World Report)


education alumni in nearly 90 countries worldwide


guaranteed placements for teachers

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