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Becoming a Teacher High School Summer Workshop

Pictured is Daniel Pomposelli, Point Park elementary education alumnus and middle school business and math teacher at Carson Middle School, North Allegheny School District. | Photo by Chris Rolinson

Explore Our City and Your Career

Becoming a Teacher High School Summer Workshop is July 17-20, 2017

Are you interested in the teaching profession? Transition from student to teacher as you learn subject matter outside the classroom at some of Pittsburgh's well-known exhibition sites including the:

Pictured is Amanda Trainor, a 2011 elementary education alumnus of Point Park and an English as a Second Language Specialist for Chartiers Valley School District. | Photo by Chris Rolinson

  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Heinz History Center
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • The Andy Warhol Museum

Create lesson plans based on your experiences and topic of choice from the exhibits, and then teach your workshop peers, demonstrating your learned presentation skills.

Additionally, education professors from Point Park University will share with you their insights and many years of real-world experience teaching in the classroom.

Workshop Cost and Schedule

The four-day workshop costs $150, which includes transportation to events, meals and evening activities (Pittsburgh Pirates games, movie night, etc.) as well as room and board.*

A small number of partial and full scholarships are available.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, with the option to stay overnight on Point Park's campus at no additional cost.

*Students age 15 may attend workshop hours, but not stay overnight. Students age 16 and older may attend the workshop and stay overnight with Valid ID. Students staying overnight are housed in Thayer Hall and chaperons are on site.

Registration and Scholarship Application

Learn more

For questions or more information about the summer workshop, contact Ashley Dobransky at 412-392-8023 or adobransky@pointpark.edu