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College of Education

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Program Requirements

Elementary Education (K-6)

The elementary education program prepares students to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade in self-contained classrooms.

Secondary Education (7-12)

The secondary education program prepares students to teach in grades 6 through 12. Secondary educators teach in high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools. Secondary teachers prepare to teach in one or more content areas.

Admission to Teacher Education

The application for admission to a teacher education program may be filed when the applicant has satisfied the following: 

Admission to Teacher Education Requirements

  • Completion of 42 hours for Elementary Education or 50 hours for Secondary Education
  • Grade of C or above in:
    • ENGL 100
    • ENGL 200
    • COMM 105, 106, or 109
    • MATH 100 or higher level math
    • STAT 325 (or MATH 160 for Elementary)
  • Early Field Experience – can be currently enrolled
  • Orientation to Teacher Education at KSU – can be currently enrolled
  • 2.75 GPA Overall
  • 2.75 GPA in Teaching Field (Secondary only)
  • Basic Skills Test or Composite ACT of 22
  • (See advisor for more information)

Transfer students who have satisfied all the admission requirements should apply at the time of initial enrollment. Students making changes in degree programs within teacher education must reapply for teacher education.

Admission to the Professional Semester

The professional semester involves a full semester of student teaching. This semester occurs in the fall or spring of the senior year. There is no student teaching offered during summer sessions. Because of the school districts’ schedules, students may be required to begin their student teaching before the start of K-State’s semester schedule and/or end their student teaching after K-State’s semester schedule ends.

Students will be approved for the professional semester when the requirements have been met.

Center for Student Success and Professional Services

Dr. David L. Griffin, Sr.
Assistant Dean/Director
013 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5524
csps@k-state.edu

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