Community College of Allegheny County and Indiana University of Pennsylvania
have entered into a collaborative agreement that offers students the
opportunity to earn an associate degree in Teacher Education: Middle Level and
Secondary from CCAC and a bachelor’s degree in Middle-Level Education
(Mathematics/Science Specialization) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
presidents of CCAC and IUP will finalize the agreement with a signing ceremony
on January 27, 2016 in Byers Hall on Allegheny Campus.
articulation program, which will begin in the 2016 spring semester, will be
taught entirely at CCAC. Students will begin studies with CCAC courses and then
spend their last two years taking IUP courses taught by IUP faculty on CCAC Allegheny
Campus. Students will transition to IUP while remaining in Pittsburgh.
Students also may be able to take advantage
of a grant CCAC received from the National Science Foundation totaling $629,207
for the Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Math and Science (BioMaS) Workforce
This provides scholarships to CCAC
students majoring in biotechnology, bioremediation or mathematics and science
associate degree programs. The five-year project will actively seek to broaden
participation of underrepresented groups in STEM, including veterans and their
dependents, minorities and women.
“Through this unique
partnership, the Community College of Allegheny County and Indiana University
of Pennsylvania have once again drawn upon our shared ideals in order to
provide the region’s residents with future-focused educational options designed
to meet the needs of both employers in the educational sector and our
students,” CCAC President Dr. Quintin B. Bullock said. “Together, we are
helping to ensure that the region’s future educators have the knowledge and
skills they need to succeed both in and outside of the classroom.”
collaborative education program prepares undergraduate students to become
effective, highly-qualified teachers. Students who complete the program will be
certified to teach general subjects in grades four through six and mathematics
or science in middle schools in grades seven and eight.
“IUP is honored and pleased to
collaborate with President Bullock and the CCAC team to help meet the needs of
students and the region,” IUP President Dr. Michel Driscoll said. “I'm
especially pleased with opportunities provided by scholarships for
underrepresented students in STEM.”
Interested students should apply to the CCAC/IUP
collaborative during the fall of their freshman year; students must attend
classes full-time during their final two years in the program. Application
forms are available at campus admissions offices or by calling the CCAC/IUP
Collaborative Teacher Certification Program office at (412) 237-4501.