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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 16, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Instuction and Learning - Mathematics (7-12) Instructional I Certificate

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The University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, offers two post-baccalaureate programs for Mathematics teacher certification (grades 7-12). The two programs are an Instructional I Teaching Certificate and a Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT). Details of the Instructional I Teaching Certificate are outlined below.

  • satisfies the requirements for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate (pending passing scores on the national PRAXIS II Exam, successful completion of the PA Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge and Practice (PDE 430), and satisfactory performance in courses and student teaching)
  • can be completed in two terms (fall and spring) of 15 credit hours each
  • can be designed to accommodate part-time students
  • requires 10 hours per week at a local school district in the fall term and a full-time student teaching experience in the spring term
  • requires obtaining all Federal and PA state clearances before entering schools
  • contains 18 credits which can be applied within three years toward a Master of Education degree
  • students may apply for financial aid


A Secondary Content Area teacher certificate (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, or Foreign Language Education) is combined with a second teaching certificate for Special Education grades 7-12 and a Master of Education in Special Education. Teaching candidates will study evidence based practices to improve adolescent learning through Special Education and Content Area coursework. Candidates will develop their professional teaching skills during practical experiences, in a variety of public middle and high school classrooms. The MOSAIC program is designed to provide future teachers with the skills, knowledge and experiences to be effective teachers of adolescents both with and without disabilities.

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