Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Bachelor's in Education and an active Teaching License

    School Overview

    The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a state research institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 as Pittsburgh Academy. In 1819, Pittsburgh Academy changed into the Western University of Pennsylvania, and in 1908 became The University of Pittsburgh. Pitt was a private university from the time that it was founded until 1966, when it became a member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

    Pitt offers bachelor's, masters, professional, and doctoral degrees. Certificate degrees are also offered. Pitt’s academic programs are offered through the universities following academic units:

    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
    • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Education
    • College of General Studies
    • Swanson School of Engineering
    • University Honors College
    • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • School of Law
    • School of Information Sciences
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Public & International Affairs
    • School of Social Work



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