Teacher Preparation

Allegheny students interested in pursuing a career in education can earn teacher certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree through one of Allegheny’s partner institutions: Columbia University Teachers College or the University of Pittsburgh. Under each program, students complete four years at Allegheny with a major and a minor in academic disciplines and then complete their teacher preparation at the graduate level in a streamlined program at one of the partner institutions. Applicants to the programs must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average and meet the admission requirements of each graduate school.

Students who are interested in either of these programs should contact Nancy Lowmaster in the Department of Chemistry, (814) 332-5352, early in their academic careers in order to coordinate their Allegheny coursework with MAT Program requirements.