Pittsburg State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Science in Educational Leadership Master of Science in Special Education Teaching
Master of Science in Educational Technology Master of Science in Teaching Emphasis in ESOL
Master of Science in Reading Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary (Special Education)
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

On-line courses are taught by full-time faculty and adjuncts. Faculty have real-world experience in the program area they teach. Online teaching faculty regularly attend training to ensure they have the skills required to effectively teach online courses. Online students receive (no cost) technical support from the Gorilla Geeks. Most online courses use Discussion Boards as a central part of teaching and learning. Online students have the opportunity to evaluate courses and teaching faculty.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 6
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 61

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 19 full-time; 7 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 63% full-time; 14% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 16
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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