Elementary Education Unified K-6

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The Pittsburg State University Elementary Education Unified program prepares undergraduate students to teach general education or special education, grades K-6. Our students get hands-on experience in classrooms with award-winning elementary and special education 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.

Are you currently a paraeducator? Or, do you have college course credit in teacher education? You may be eligible for our Para 2 Teach program. Earn your Elementary Education Unified degree online while balancing the demands of life.

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Beginning in the second semester of your freshman year, you will spend over 1,200 hours in general and special education classrooms working with students and mentor teachers. You will practice teaching strategies, classroom management, and observe parent meetings. The coursework and classroom experiences will prepare you to teach general education or special education in grades K-6.

By completing the Elementary Education Unified K-6 program, you will earn BOTH general and special education teaching licenses for grades K-6.  With these licenses, you can work in any of the following roles:
  • General Education Teacher for grades K-6
  • Special Education Teacher for grades K-6

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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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