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Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsburg, CA, United States
The Education programme taught at Chatham University offers teacher certification programs that include both classroom study and extensive field experiences, culminating in a minimum semester-long student teaching experience.
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In accordance with the Pennsylvania State Department of Education (PDE) requirements, candidates must satisfy all regulations pertaining to teacher training contained in the Pennsylvania School Code. These regulations are subject to change by the State of Pennsylvania. Students will be required to comply with any such regulations that are instituted before they can apply for certification through PDE.

You can choose from education majors in Liberal Arts: PreK-4 Education, as well as certification options in Art Education for grades K-12, and Secondary Certification in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry for grades 7-12.

The Education programme taught at Chatham University students in secondary and K-12 certification areas must complete a major in the academic discipline: English, mathematics, history, physics, biology, and chemistry. Students also complete professional education coursework and field experiences, and candidates complete student teaching in grade levels representative of the candidates' licenses.

Certificate in Education

Students interested in becoming secondary school, art, or music teachers major in their content area at Chatham and complete a certificate in education for 45 credits. Options include certification for English, social studies, mathematics, biology, physics, and chemistry for grades 7-12, and art or music for grades K-12.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National : Undergraduate admissions at Chatham University has a rolling deadline, we will accept your application to study with us at any time of the year
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Perspectives on Education
  • Child Development: Birth Through Grade 4
  • Play and Movement
  • ELL Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers
  • Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education
  • Cognitive Learning Theories
  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Inclusion: Issues and Strategies
  • Integrating the Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Admissions essay or personal statement
  • All official secondary and postsecondary transcripts, mark sheets or records. Original transcripts and official English translations are required for non-English institutions. Professional credential evaluation may be required for non-U.S. postsecondary academic records.
  • SAT and ACT scores (optional)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport photo page (with identification information)
  • Copy of immigration documents (if currently living in the United States)
  • Proof of financial support (official bank statement, signed bank letter, or financial guarantee indicating enough funds to cover the first year of education at Chatham).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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