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 to the classroom in order to become the teachers that students will remember the rest of their lives.



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  • Total tuition = $12,342*
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2022-2023 academic year tuition rates , master's program option, and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2022-2023 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
The Master of Science in Teaching with an emphasis in Elementary Education program focuses on preparing licensed elementary teachers to move from novice teachers to master teachers. 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 seven required courses, three electives, and a practicum. The three elective courses can come from curriculum, assessment, or a content area. This program does not lead to a Kansas teaching license.

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 Master's 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 department offers Alternative Teaching Licensure programs in Special Education and Secondary Education. Certificates that lead to an endorsement to a teaching license in a variety of educational areas are available.

Pitt State has been ranked in the Top 25 Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The best online master's in education degree programs were chosen based on factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services offered to students.

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