Terence King Terence King '99, a fifth-grade teacher at Turner Elementary School in the Wilkinsburg School District, has served on the advisory committee for a program launched by Dr. Robert Millward that joins IUP with other partner schools to recruit African American males into teaching.

Plan, create, and implement your path to a promising future

A role model, an inspiration, a taskmaster, and a friend - become the dedicated teacher who inspires and challenges students. Think about becoming a principal or administrator. As you expand your command of educational practices, you can provide leadership for your colleagues and student population.


With a BSEd in Professional Studies in Education from IUP, your career options multiply:

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Special education teacher or consultant
  • Middle grade level teacher with specialty in math, English/language arts, social studies, or science
  • Urban schools teacher, specialist

Path to Higher Degrees

A good teacher always has options and ways to move up the ladder. IUP provides a full complement of post-graduate degrees so that you never stop growing.

  • MEd in Education
  • MEd in Literacy and/or Reading Specialist Certification
  • DEd in Administration and Leadership Studies
  • DEd in Curriculum and Instruction, and Principal Certification

Careers in Human Development and Family Science

With a BS in Human Development and Family Science, you gain unlimited career potential that spans private businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit groups:
  Childcare/Head Start teacher or director  Child life specialist
  Case Worker  Parent Educator
  Juvenile Justice Worker 
  Child Development Specialist/Screener  Child Advocate   Permanency/Adoption Specialist