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Fully Online Program for Aspiring Teachers

Our 42-credit, fully online Master of Education with certification in Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade is designed to accommodate working adults who aspire to teach in front of the classroom.

Upon completion of this cohort program, you will have earned a master's degree in education and will be eligible for certification as a Pre-K through fourth grade level educator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Point Park University is a non-profit university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Our teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Our small class sizes (approximately 15 students per class) allow for a student-centered approach to teaching and are taught by faculty from a variety of K-12 backgrounds.

Courses & Topics

Some of the courses in our Master of Education with Pre-K through fourth grade certification include:

  • Special Education and Inclusive Practices
  • Culturally Responsive Schools, Teachers and Classrooms
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • Methods of Teaching Mathematics PreK-4
  • Methods of Teaching Science and Health PreK-4
  • Student Teaching Seminar and Practicum

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the online classroom

Courses are taught by faculty who have years of real-world experience as teachers and administrators.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Virginia Chambers, Ed.D.
Faculty Spotlight
  • Served as a second grade, third grade and kindergarten teacher and kindergarten teacher for 10 years
  • Has presented nationally and internationally on children's literature and reading
  • Participated in NYU's Steinhardt Global Program at the Institute of Education in London and Oxford, England