Teaching (Elementary Education)

Graduate Program: Teaching (Elementary Education)

Online Program

Teaching (Elementary Education) Graduate Program Online

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.

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Why Pitt State?

Beginning in the first semester of their sophomore year, students 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

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

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.

Learn more about the Department of Teaching and Leadership

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.

Teaching and Leadership website


Students in the Teaching (Elementary Education) program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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