The Education curriculum is designed to provide the first two years
of the state-prescribed professional education courses and
related general education courses that will lead to the bachelor’s
degree with state certification for teaching.
The curriculum consists of general requirements, as well as,
courses from your area of emphasis. You are encouraged to
consult your advisor to identify your area of emphasis, as well as,
specific requirements of your transfer school.
You should have a 2.75 GPA and a minimum of 50 college credit
hours upon entering the teacher education program at a fouryear
institution. You may be required to take the Pre-Professional
Skills Test (PPST) or another entrance examination. These requirements are necessary in order for you to be formally admitted to most teacher education programs.
Students interested in coaching may obtain an endorsement to
coach without completing a physical education curriculum.
The Elementary Education curriculum prepares you to teach
in elementary, middle and junior high school.
The Secondary Education curriculum prepares you to teach at
the junior and high school levels.
The Special Education curriculum prepares you to teach students
with mild/moderate mental or physical disabilities. Students
interested in licensure in special education should first explore
the requirements for obtaining a teaching license in elementary
or secondary education. Special education in many four-year
institutions is a minor program leading to a special education
endorsement to the regular teaching license. Coursework in
special education is usually completed during the junior or senior
year of a four year bachelor's degree education program.
The Physical Education curriculum prepares you to teach
elementary, junior high/middle school, and high school physical
education. Many students interested in physical education
also complete a curriculum leading to secondary coaching,
although an endorsement to coach are available.
For more information contact Dean of Academics, Dr. Richard Abel,
(620) 792-9333 or email@example.com