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Education Programs

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.

Students in a classroom settingThe 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 four year 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.

Curriculum Guides
Curriculum Guides

Curriculum GuidesStudents who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the 2018-2020 Curriculum Guides. Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the 2020-2022 Curriculum Guides.

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Check out the Course Search for a full listing of courses available.

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education curriculum prepares to to teach in elementary, middle and junior high school.

2018-2020 Elementary Education
2018-2020 Elementary Education - Wichita State University 
2020-2022 Elementary Education

Barton's Degree In Three partnership with Fort Hays State University makes it possible to complete a bachelor's degree in only three years!
Elementary Education - Degree in Three Transfer Program with Fort Hays State University

Secondary Education

The Secondary Education curriculum prepares you to teach at the junior and high school levels.  We do have degree plans for Education emphasis in Art, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education and many of the sciences.  You can find that information on their respective pages.

2018-2020 Secondary Education - Transfer and/or Articulated Coursework  
2020-2022 Secondary Education - Transfer and/or Articulated Coursework

Special Education

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.

2018-2020 Special Education - Transfer to school in Kansas or Articulation Agreement 
2020-2022 Special Education - Transfer to school in Kansas or Articulation Agreement

Students Preparing to Transfer
Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Education curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Education courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Education or related field. We offer courses that prepare you for admittance in the school of education at your chosen university. You can complete your required field experience while at Barton. Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.


Opportunities for involvement are available in professional organizations like the Kansas National Education Association.

Discover Career Paths
Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!