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 plus 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.
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The Elementary Education curriculum prepares to to teach in elementary, middle and junior high school.
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.
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.
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 a 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. You should have a 2.7 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 for you to be formally admitted to most teacher education programs. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.
Opportunities for involvement are available in professional organizations like the Kansas National Education Association.
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