Teaching (Elementary Education)
Online Master's Emphasis

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Like our undergraduate Elementary Education program, the Pittsburg State graduate-level Elementary Education program focuses on hands-on experience in classrooms with award-winning elementary teachers. Our professors teach students how to bring their passion for teaching children to the classroom in order to become the teacher that their students will remember the rest of their lives.

Ranked in the Top 25 Best Online Graduate Education Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report



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  • Credit hours
  • Total tuition = $12,606*
    ( $346 per credit hour + $36 electronic access fee) x 33 credits
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2018-2019 academic year tuition rates , master's program option, and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2018-2019 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

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  • About Master's Program
  • Career Options
The Master of Science in Teaching with an emphasis in Elementary Education program focuses on preparing licensed elementary 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 young children. This ONLINE program is 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.  This program does not lead to a Kansas teaching license.

Your time in the Elementary Education program will lead to a Kindergarten through Grade 6 teaching license.  And by adding one of our innovative and hands-on minors, you can add an endorsement to your teaching license or certificate in

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Integrating Technological Literacy – STEM
  • Inclusive Education (Special Education)
  • International Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Middle Level (Grades 5-8) Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts

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