This Bachelor of Arts degree program in instructional studies is a useful alternative to the teacher certification curricula. Two sequences, Pre-K through Grade 4 and Grades 4-8, are available. In addition, students can choose a concentration in child care administration or educational leadership or one of the University's minors. The instructional studies major is intended for those students who have a strong interest in the field of education, but are seeking opportunities that would not require formal state certification.
If you would like more information about this degree program, contact Point Park's Education department office at 412-392-3972.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the instructional studies program include:
- Family and Community Diversity
- Assessment and Adaptation
- Educational Psychology
- The Adolescent Development
- Special Education and Inclusive Practices
With a degree in instructional studies, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
- 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