Teaching (Elementary Education)

Graduate Program: Teaching (Elementary Education)

Online Program

Teaching (Elementary Education) Graduate Program Online

The Elementary Education emphasis within Pittsburg State University’s Master of Science in Teaching program focuses on preparing licensed elementary teachers to move from novice 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.

The program does not lead to a Kansas teaching license. 

Teaching (Elementary Education) program distinctives

The Master of Science in Teaching with an emphasis in Elementary 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.

Career Options for Teaching (Elementary Education)

If you are a licensed teacher, the Elementary Education emphasis will prepare you to attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a master teacher. If you do not have a teaching license but want to learn about pedagogy and teaching young children, this program will prepare you for that career choice.

Internship and research opportunities

As a student in this program, you will benefit from many unique and career-building opportunities. For example, as you work to fulfill your 90-hour practicum requirement, you may experience teaching opportunities in classrooms ranging from Kindergarten through Grade 6. If you are already an employed classroom teacher, you may complete your practicum in your classroom.

If you do not have a classroom, your practicum will be arranged through the PSU Office of Teacher Education. And, if you are a teaching adventurer, you may choose to pursue international teaching opportunities.

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.

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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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