School of Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Teaching (MAT) Guarantees Education Programs

  • A separate application is not necessary for consideration. When you submit your undergraduate application for admission, you simply select the graduate school that interests you in our dropdown box and you will be considered for that guarantee.
  • Earn a 3.5 grade point average in high school and a minimum 1310 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 28 ACT Composite score.
  • Maintain a 3.25 grade point average as a full-time undergraduate student at Pitt (individual instances where a student’s grade point average falls below 3.25 will be reviewed by the Dean of the School of Education).
  • Attend a School of Education Teacher Education Information Session. RSVP here.
  • Declare the specific teacher education program by the end of the junior year. Please note that international students are only eligible to obtain certification in a foreign language content area, as applicable and available.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses for the teacher education specialty area.
  • Candidates in foreign language must also attain a rating of at least Advanced Low on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) examination administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Show evidence of substantial experience working or volunteering with children or adolescents as a teacher, tutor, camp counselor, etc.
  • More information about the teacher certification programs in the Graduate School of Education.
  • For any additional questions about becoming a teacher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education please contact Richard Greene, Graduate Enrollment Manager rrg28@pitt.edu 412-648-1828.