Elementary Education (K-6)

Elementary Education (K-6) Degree

Elementary Education (K-6) Undergraduate Degree

The Pittsburg State University 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 for the rest of their lives.

Elementary Education (K-6) major distinctives

Beginning in the first semester of their sophomore year, students in our Elementary Education program spend over 1,000 hours in elementary classrooms working with children and mentor teachers in Kindergarten through Grade 6. In this role, students practice teaching strategies and classroom management techniques that help them to meet the needs of all children.

Career Options for Elementary Education (K-6)

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 receive a 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

Internship and research opportunities

As an Elementary Education major, you will have the choice of completing your year of student teaching in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Arkansas. In addition, there are international options for internships and student teaching, including a 5-week program in Australia. After graduation, you can continue to work with the faculty you know and earn an online graduate degree in Leadership, Reading, Special Education, Library Media, Educational Technology, ESOL, or Teaching without ever leaving home.

About the Faculty

The faculty in the Elementary Education program are all former elementary teachers who have the research interests that bring innovative teaching strategies to life. They also serve as academic advisors for the program. The faculty in the Elementary Education program are here for you.


Students in the Elementary Education (K-6) major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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