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Instructional Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Our Bachelor of Arts degree program in Instructional Studies at Point Park University — available fully online — is a useful alternative to the teacher certification route. 
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Overview

The Instructional Studies program at Point Park University is intended for students who have a strong interest in the field of education and are seeking career opportunities that would not require formal state certification. 

Career Options

With an instructional studies degree, you will have the option to pursue career opportunities in various areas, such as:

  • Daycare and early learning centers
  • Paraprofessional in public schools
  • Private schools not requiring PDE certification
  • Extended school programs
  • Community centers
  • Profit and non-profit organizations focused on children, youth and families
  • Youth service agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family and Community Diversity
  • Assessment and Adaptation
  • Educational Psychology
  • The Adolescent Development
  • Special Education and Inclusive Practices

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    500

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed and signed on-line application Apply Now Free
  • Official transcripts of previous education with English translation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results (Point Park University TOEFL Institutional Code is 2676) and/or SAT/ACT results.
  • A cumulative weighted 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in a recommended university preparatory program is required for straight acceptance into Point Park University.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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