This may be important for those of you considering careers in education in Pennsylvania:
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR COMPLETION OF
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K – 6) CERTIFICATION
Pennsylvania Department of Education is allowing the University of Pittsburgh School of Education to continue to grant Elementary Education Certificates (K-6) until AUGUST 13, 2013.
What does this mean?
Current Freshmen will be able to apply to the Elementary Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Professional Year (PY) programs and be certified to teach in grades K-6. They must:
Be prepared to apply by January 15, 2012.
Complete the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in June, 2013.
Complete the Professional Year (PY) program in April, 2013.
If you are in your Sophomore or Junior year, or have fallen behind in coursework for ADP Plus Elementary, you can still apply to the fifth year Elementary MAT and PY programs as long as you complete the graduate teacher certification program by August 13, 2013.