University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Teacher Education Program

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is dedicated to the education of students in a world of rapid political, economic, scientific, and cultural change. The Education Program seeks to provide pre-service teachers with specific content knowledge and sound pedagogical strategies enabling them to become innovative facilitators of learning.

The Education Program accomplishes this by:

  • helping students acquire computation, communication, information-gathering, and critical thinking skills.
  • requiring education students to follow the same curriculum as others. This ensures the knowledge base to be equivalent in quality.
  • promoting interaction between students, faculty, and master teachers from area school districts.
  • providing field based experiences through the entire education curriculum.

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford provides program completers with a foundation for lives that are both professionally fruitful and personally satisfying. 

Early Level (PreK-4) Mission Statement

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is dedicated to the education of students in a world of rapid political, economic, scientific, and cultural change. The Education Program seeks to graduate Early Level (PreK-4) teachers who have sound pedagogical and content knowledge, as well as a firm understanding of theory and practice in education that prepare them to become innovative facilitators of learning.

Health and Physical Education Mission Statement

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is dedicated to the education of students in a world of rapid political, economic, scientific, and cultural change. The Education Program seeks to graduate teachers who have knowledge of Health and Physical Education, sound pedagogical strategies, as well as a firm understanding of theory and practice in K-12 education while promoting health, physical activity, and wellness that prepare them to become innovative facilitators of learning.

Secondary Program Mission Statement

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is dedicated to the education of students in a world of rapid political, economic, scientific, and cultural change. The Education Program seeks to graduate Middle and Secondary teachers who have content knowledge, sound pedagogical strategies, knowledge of the history and structure of middle and secondary schools, as well as a firm understanding of theory and practice in education that prepare them to become innovative facilitators of learning.

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