Top elementary education programs in Pennsylvania

Advanced degrees in elementary education equip teachers with additional knowledge and skills to better teach elementary-aged students in subjects like math, English, history, and more. These are the top elementary education programs in the U.S. Read more about our ranking methodology here.

Our master’s in elementary education rankings cover 208 of the 279 universities available, accounting for 87% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in Pennsylvania | #7 in Elementary education nationally

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.31

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $53,503

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,252

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $18,007

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.34

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Pennsylvania | #31 in Elementary education nationally

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.46

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $47,248

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,524

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.43

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Pennsylvania | #59 in Elementary education nationally

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.52

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $47,691

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,016

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,743

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.50

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Pennsylvania | #106 in Elementary education nationally

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.70

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $49,557

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,011

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $35,201

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.71

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Pennsylvania | #125 in Elementary education nationally

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.75

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $58,584

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,394

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $52,510

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.90

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

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Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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How long does it take to pay down debt in elementary education in Pennsylvania?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in elementary education is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in elementary education earn in Pennsylvania?

Salary

$49,819

The median master's degree in elementary education graduate earns $49,819 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in elementary education cost in Pennsylvania?

Net cost

$25,193

The average annual cost of a master's degree in elementary education is $25,193. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.