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Initial Teacher Education Licensure Programs (Undergraduate)

Unified Early Childhood (birth-3rd grade)
Elementary (K-6th)
Middle-level (5-8th): Mathematics, Science
Secondary (6-12th): English, Social Studies
All levels: Foreign Languages

Graduate-Level Initial Licensure Programs (GLP)

Middle-level (5-8th): Mathematics, Science
Secondary-level (6-12th): Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Mathematics, Physics
All levels: Foreign Languages (7 language options)

Graduate Options for Added Endorsements

Licensed teachers may earn an endorsement in an additional teaching area by completing department coursework and a field-based practicum. Graduate endorsements are available in the following areas:

Reading Specialist
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Curriculum & Instruction

Graduate degrees are offered in Curriculum and Instruction, and allow for students to select an emphasis area.
Graduate Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction:

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Curriculum Studies, Economics Education, Foreign Language Education,  Language Arts/English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, or Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)
Curriculum Studies, Economics Education, Foreign Language Education,  Language Arts/English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, or Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) Online
Curriculum Studies, Reading Education, TESOL

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Curriculum Studies, Economics Education, Foreign Language Education,  Language Arts/English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, or Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Curriculum Studies, Economics Education, Foreign Language Education,  Language Arts/English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, or Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


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Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award