Education at Allegheny

Watch this space for updated information about Allegheny’s new interdisciplinary minor in Education Studies! Education Studies is designed for students interested in education in a variety of ways–to prepare them for careers as educators; to provide them with insight into current issues in educational policy; and to equip them for any of a number of fields that intersect with education (work place training, human resources, public policy etc.). Students combine the Education Studies minor with a major of their choice (including but not limited to Math, History, English, foreign languages, Psychology, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Art).

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: Xavier University¬†or the University of Pittsburgh. Under each program, students complete four years at Allegheny 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 interested in the Education Studies minor should contact Prof. Susan Slote ( or 814-332-4327)

Students interested in our affiliate programs for graduate work in education should contact Kirsten Peterson in ACCEL (