Teaching and Leadership

Teaching and Leadership

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.

Learn more about our program objectives.

with Teaching and Leadership

Our Mission: To develop highly-qualified educators in partnership with educational organizations.

  • Student Organizations

Student Organizations

KNEA Aspiring Educators

(Formerly known as Future Educators Association or FEA)

KNEA Aspiring Educators is an international student organization dedicated to the recruitment and development of prospective educators interested in education-related careers.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to advancing the success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC unites preservice teachers, established professionals, and community partners to provide both support for one another and advocacy for students with exceptionalities.

Follow CEC on Instagram | Sign up for Remind: text the number 81010 with the message @psucec

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education, dedicated to scholarship and excellence. Society members recognize and honor achievement; strive to a high degree of professional fellowship, leadership, and growth in the field of education; and serve their students and educational community.

Enhance your career as a member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Pitt State. Membership in KDP gives you more than a line on a resume’. The society provides resources and services at each stage of your career to help you become and remain a better educator. You can access essential tools and programs that give you an edge in looking for a job, pursuing graduate study, or facing everyday issues and challenges in the classroom.

NSLS | The National Society of Leadership and Success

NSLS is the nation's largest leadership society with more than 700 chapters. NSLS works to build leaders, support goal achievement, and improve the world.

Contact Information:

Chair: Dr. Cherona Hicklin
201A Hughes Hall
Phone: 620-235-4508
Fax: 620-235-4421