Future Teacher Day

Campus Will Host Special Events on March 29

Congratulations on your acceptance into the University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown. Join us on campus for a closer look at the teaching degrees that we offer.

Pitt-Johnstown's Future Teacher Day is March 29, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Living-Learning Center on campus.

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Speak with faculty
  • Observe classroom demonstrations
  • Learn more about the education field and the demand for jobs
  • Tour campus
  • Visit the Financial Aid office

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For more information, please contact the Admissions Welcome Center at 855-LIKE-UPJ.

Future Teacher Day Agenda for March 29

9:00-9:30 a.m. – Check-In (Lobby, Living/Learning Center)

9:30-9:50 a.m. – Welcome - Dr. Jerry Zahorchak (Heritage Hall, LLC)

10:00-10:50 a.m. – Break-outs by Major

  • Early Childhood – Drs. Donna Kowalczyk, Natalie Conrad Barnyak, Douglas Ledney, & Jackie Myers
  • Special Education – Dr. Bethany McConnell, Mrs. Elaine Wilson, & Dr. Missy Casses
  • Mid-level & Secondary – Drs. Nina Girard, Mark Previte, & Sarah Chesney

11:00-11:45a.m. – Table visits with Clubs & Organizations (Murtha Center)

11:05-noon - Campus tour will also be available at this time & will depart from the LLC Lobby

Noon-1:00 p.m. – Lunch (Student Union Dining Hall

1:05-1:30 p.m. – Classroom Simulations (choose one) - Biddle Hall

  • Dr. Sarah Chesney – Beyond the Acronym:  What is STEM?   (Biddle152)
  • Dr. Mark Previte – Discussing Your Philosophy of Education   (Biddle 140)
  • Dr. Natalie Conrad Barnyak – Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Literacy Strategies (Biddle 141)

1:40-2:00 p.m. – Session I (choose one) - Biddle Hall

  • Outlook on Jobs – Dr. Jerry Zahorchak  (Biddle 141)
  • Student Teaching Expectations – Drs. Jackie Myers, Donna Kowalczyk, & Mark Previte   (Biddle 140)
  • Studying Abroad – Dr. Bethany McConnell   (Biddle 152)
  • STEM Endorsement & English as Second Language Certificate Drs. Nina Girard, Sarah Chesney & Reine Turcato   (Biddle 250)

2:05-2:25 p.m. – Session II (choose one) - Biddle Hall

  • Outlook on Jobs – Dr. Jerry Zahorchak   (Biddle141)
  • Student Teaching Expectations – Drs. Jackie Myers, Donna Kowalczyk, & Mark Previte   (Biddle 140)
  • Studying Abroad – Dr. Bethany McConnell   (Biddle 152)
  • STEM Endorsement & English as Second Language Certificate – Drs. Nina Girard, Sarah Chesney & Reine Turcato   (Biddle 250)

 2:30-3:00 p.m. – Concluding Remarks & Surveys (Heritage Hall, LLC)

  • Dr. Jerry Zahorchak & Megan Kostan, current student

3:00 p.m. - Optional Campus Tour available. Departure from Heritage Hall, LLC

Financial Aid office will be open for drop-in questions from 8:30am-4:00 pm