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Elementary Education Major

Equip kids with the foundational tools for achievement. With the Elementary Education major, create a positive impact using captivating lesson plans and interactive teaching methods!

Empowering lifelong learning

From the foundations of child development and psychology to effective teaching methodologies and assessment techniques, the Elementary Education major at Pitt State is strategically designed to support your journey toward licensure.

Creating an inclusive environment

You'll learn how to create classrooms where every student feels valued and understood, regardless of their background, abilities, or challenges. Our program offers courses for teaching internationally, special education, aiding non-native English speakers, and more!

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.

Elementary Student Teaching in Classroom
Collaborative Classroom

Students create lesson plans that are applied in simulated teaching scenarios. This empowers our future educators to enter real classrooms with confidence.

Pittsburg State University student teaches early childhood education
Community Engagement

By your second year, shadow teachers in nearby schools, gaining valuable insights into their instructional methods and classroom management approaches.

Pittsburg State University student receives bachelors degree in primary education
Workforce Ready

Our graduates are not only well-prepared for licensure but also equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the educational landscape.


hours assisting in the elementary school classroom


new teaching jobs are created in Kansas annually


fastest-growing career in Kansas is elementary school teacher


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“I was lucky enough to have field placement from kindergarten to fifth grade. I love that I get hands-on learning activities. I get to practice what I’m being taught in the classroom."

Mariah Bush, Elementary Education

Elementary Education (K-6) Careers

Elementary Education graduates are in high demand. In Kansas, you can teach in the public or private school sector. Or, instruct at a specialized school like a Charter school, Special Education Corporative, or School for the Blind.  

Pitt State hosts Teacher Interview Day annually. The event is designed to give you the opportunity to network and interview representatives from 100 school districts from around the region. Many students receive job offers at this event.

Additional information
for the Department of Teaching and Leadership

Catalog – see program guides