Elementary Education (K-6)

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


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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.



Your time in the Elementary Education program will lead to a K-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 the following areas:

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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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