University of Pittsburgh

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MEd in English Education
MEd in Elementary Education
MEd in Mathematics Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Our School of Education online courses are taught by the same faculty who teach our face-to-face ensuring a consistent curriculum no matter the mode of learning. We provide constructive, discussion-based coursework with a high rate of student-to-student, student-to-instructor, and student-to-content interaction. Furthermore, our courses are not “canned,” but rather are crafted specifically to convey their precise content.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
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 3
Concentrations offered
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 20

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 15 full-time; 19 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 87% full-time; 58% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 5
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 10 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 17
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 1.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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