Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree
Kansas State University, a leader in teacher education, is now offering an online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. The program is built on the mission of “preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision-makers for a diverse and changing world.” Designed as a bachelor degree completion program, students must complete at least 44 college credit hours of general education coursework with a 2.0 minimum GPA. The remaining 81 credits must be completed online through K-State Global Campus.
New initiatives within the College of Education have made it possible to move a highly successful campus program for initial teacher preparation into a format available online. Classes begin May 2017 and will follow a prescribed sequence over a two-year period. Students who are unable to complete classes as sequenced will be able to take them the following year.
To be admitted to K-State, applicants must follow the university Office of Admissions policies and procedures. Once admitted to the university, students will be classified as a pre-professional elementary education major. Students will begin the program in May intercession, and by the end of the summer, students should be prepared to apply for professional teacher education or what are commonly referred to as block (a, b, c) semesters. Once admitted to teacher education, the student’s status changes to professional elementary education major.
For more information about the admission and curriculum requirements, contact Diane Murphy or Mechelle Martinez in the College of Education, Center for Student and Professional Services, 785-532-5524, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Completion of this online degree will lead to Kansas K-6 teaching licensure.
- Although the modes of delivery will differ, students in the online and on-campus degree programs will have the same learning goals, be taught by the same instructors and be challenged to become excellent teachers.
- As with the on-campus program, the online option will require distance supervision of field experiences. Using Swivl technology, our experienced instructors will supervise field experiences in public schools convenient to each student.
- This program may include courses in teaching English as a second language. Students should consult with an advisor to choose the best option to fit their needs.
Careers in Education
Graduates of the education bachelor's degree program will be eligible for a Kansas K-6 teaching licensure, and may be certified to teach ESL.
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602.
The Professional Education Unit at Kansas State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).