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College of Education Contact

Dean of College of Education:

Dr. Howard W. Smith

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Contact Person:
Karen Lasota

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Phone: (620) 235-4518
Fax: (620) 235-4520

Address:
115 Hughes Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7564

Online Programs

The College of Education offers a variety of degree programs that can be completed completely online. Below are brief overviews of the programs we offer organized by department. For more information, go to the program's page under the department it belongs to.


Health, Human Performance and Recreation


Master's in Science Degree in Physical Education
The online Master of Science degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of sport, physical education, wellness and recreation. Candidates complete the required core of 15 (18 for thesis option) hours and one of three 12 hour curricular emphases offered within the degree and five hours of elective for a minimum of 32 hours. Candidates selecting either the Human Performance and Wellness or Sport and Leisure Service Management emphases must complete an internship. The degree program normally takes a minimum of two years to complete. For more information, see the HHPR Graduate Program Page.


Teaching and Leadership


Master's in Science Degree in Special Education Teaching
Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, listed below. This degree program is for individuals who already hold a teaching license. The Reading Specialist emphasis provides Reading Specialist Licensure, while the Classroom Reading emphasis is designed for the teacher who wishes to be a better classroom reading teacher but does not wish to seek licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Leadership Graduate Program Page.

Master's in Science Degree in Special Education Teaching
The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Special Education Teaching. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, listed below. Applicants must already have a valid teaching license/certificate to be eligible for admission. This program will result in an endorsement matching the emphasis chosen. For more information, see the Teaching and Leadership Graduate Program Page.

Master's in Arts Degree in Teaching Secondary (alternative licensure)
The Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Teaching) is a program for individuals holding a BS or BA degree in a non-teaching content area and who are seeking licensure to teach in a 6-12 school setting. The purpose of the program is to train teachers for positions in high need content areas in both urban and rural schools. For more information, see the Teaching and Leadership Graduate Program Page.

Master's in Arts Degree in Teaching Special Education (alternative licensure)
The Master of Arts in Teaching (Special Education) is a program for innovative Special Education para-educators holding a BS or BA degree in a non-teaching content area and who are seeking licensure to teach in a secondary setting. The purpose of this program is to train teachers for positions in high need content areas in both urban and rural schools. Students must remain employed as a para-educator for the duration of the program. For more information, see the Teaching and Leadership Graduate Program Page.

Master's in Science Degree in Educational Technology
The Master of Science degree with a major in Educational Technology is designed to prepare the student to work with educational technology in educational settings. Two curricular emphases are offered within the degree: (1) Technology Integration Specialist and (2) Library Media Specialist. Recommendation for licensure as a school library media specialist is an expected end result. For more information, see the Teaching and Leadership Graduate Program Page.


Hybrid Programs

The College of Education also offers a hybrid degree programs that can be completed through both online and on-campus courses. Below is brief overview of the program we offer. For more information, go to the program's page under the department it belongs to.


Master in Science Degree in Teaching Special Education (alternative licensure)
The Master of Arts in Teaching Licensure Program for Special Education is an online program designed for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and at least one year experience working as a paraeducator. This program allows a teacher candidate to earn a Kansas teaching license in Adaptive (mild-moderate) Special Education, grades 6-12. During the course of the program, the candidate must be employed as a full time paraeducator in an accredited Kansas school, working with secondary students who have adaptive learning needs. The two year program begins each summer. For more information, see the Teaching and Leadership Graduate Program Page.


Master in Science Degree in Educational Leadership
The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Educational Leadership. This program is intended for the preparation of elementary, middle and secondary school principals and school superintendents. Experiences will also be provided for educators who will be in leadership roles for such activities as chapter/title programs, school/district curriculum projects and leadership duties in other human services professions. These experiences may involve one or more of the following five interrelated areas: measurement, evaluation, statistical analyses, computer usage and research design. For more information, see the Teaching and Leadership Graduate Program Page.


Online ESOL Endorsement Program

This program prepares you for ESOL K-12 endorsements to the Kansas Teaching License. Learn strategies and techniques based upon research and best practices that are great for all students, especially English language learners.

  • Proficiency in a foreign language is not required
  • The ESOL endorsement courses apply toward a Master's degree in Teaching

Contact Information

For additional information about the programs, academic requirements, or admission procedures, please contact: Dr. Alice Sagehorn at asagehor@pittstate.edu or 620-235-4499.

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