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MEd in Elementary Education

Program Details

The University of Pittsburgh offers an online Master's Degree in Elementary Education ideal for teachers who want to further their academic credentials.  This program strives to enable practicing educators to increase their understanding of and enhance their capacity to cater to the needs of various groups of children found in the classroom.  Likewise, emphasis is placed on broadening understandings of educational research, educational theories as they affect practice, and educational policy.  Lastly, the degree seeks to enhance the participant’s comprehension of one or more content areas they teach.

The Master’s in Elementary Education is a 36 credit hour program.  Basic Education courses include: Psychology of Learning and Development for Education, Education and Society, and Introduction to Research Methodology.  Special Education classes are: Inclusive Setting Classroom Management Strategies, Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings in Elementary Classrooms, and Student with Disabilities in the Elementary Classroom.  The student also chooses 9 hours of Content Specific Pedagogy Courses, 6 hours of Electives, and a thesis course titled Research Seminar for Master of Education Students.


Bachelor's in Education and an active Teaching License

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education