Special Education

Pitt-Johnstown Special Education

The Pitt-Johnstown special education program enables general education teachers to meet the learning needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

Special Education

Teacher candidates can complete either of these programs in four years: 

  • Early Childhood Education with Special Education
  • Middle Level Education with Special Education

Students will enter area school classrooms in their first year to gain real-world experience in the field. 

The program offers:

  • A year-long student teaching internship working in both general and special education classrooms. 
  • Courses in autism, applied behavior analysis, and instructional technology, to name a few.

Already have a teaching certification?

Add a post-baccalaureate special education certification at Pitt-Johnstown.

  • Please note: Course offerings are based on the number of interested applicants.


Bethany M. McConnell, PhD, Assistant Professor of Special Education
149G Biddle Hall