Throughout its history, Point Park University has taken pride in its urban roots and contributions to the vitality of Downtown Pittsburgh.
It takes a special person to be an educator. You're committed to learning, and you want to make a difference. Point Park University School of Education offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including many fully online.
In our undergraduate education programs, you'll set foot in the classroom in your freshman year. We offer degree programs in elementary and secondary education — with the option for special education dual certification and our programs in instructional studies and early childhood education, to see where you want to take your career in the field.
Our fully online graduate education cohort programs are for teachers who want to become principals, curriculum specialists, and leaders in their schools and communities — and for those seeking teaching certification for the first time. You can get certified in a new area or become an expert teacher in your field.
At Point Park University, more students come back to college for second bachelor's degrees and graduate certificates in education than in any other field.
The realization that you belong in front of a classroom can come early or late in your career, but we are ready for you whenever it comes.
Our post-baccalaureate education programs include bachelor's degrees, graduate certificates, and an ABCTE program, all designed with flexible schedules and sensitivity to working students' needs. Even with your busy schedule, we'll get you the classes and the student teaching time you need to become a certified teacher.
Point Park University is the only Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)-the recognized institution in Pennsylvania that offers an American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) program.