Teaching (Secondary / Alternative Licensure)
Master's Degree

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Master's Degree Online

The Pittsburg State University Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education program focuses on preparing licensed middle/secondary teachers to move from novice teacher to Master Teacher. This program is also open to those who do not have a teaching license, but want to learn about pedagogy and teaching middle and high school age students. This program does not lead to a Kansas teaching license. 

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The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education program requires 33 graduate credit hours with 7 required courses, 3 electives and a practicum. The 3 elective courses can come from curriculum, assessment, or a content area. All of the courses are ONLINE.

The Master of Science in Teaching Secondary Education with the 3 electives (9 graduate credit hours) in a content area PLUS 9 additional graduate credit hours in the content area will qualify the middle/secondary content area teacher to teach DUAL CREDIT courses.  All 18 graduate credit hours must be in the same content area.

The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education prepares a licensed teacher to attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a Master Teacher.  With nine additional credit hours in the content area, the program qualifies a middle/secondary teacher to teach Dual Credit courses.

If you do not have a teaching license but want to but want to learn about pedagogy and teaching middle/secondary students this program will prepare you for that career choice.  This program does not lead to a Kansas teaching license.

The program requires a 90 hour practicum that can be completed at in Grades 6-12. Classroom teachers who are employed can complete the practicum in their classroom.

For those who do not have a classroom, the practicum is arranged through the PSU Office of Teacher Education. International settings are also available for those who are not licensed teachers.

About Teaching and Leadership Department


Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Masters Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The faculty in the Early Childhood Unified program come from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Teaching and Leadership. They also serve as academic advisors for the program.

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