About Our College
The College of Education is the largest teacher preparation program of the 23 programs in the state and is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, or NCATE.
We have a diverse student body with more than 2,300 students; 14% of the student body is composed of multicultural students. There are 1,000 graduate students, and of the College’s 1,200-plus undergraduates, 90% are from Kansas. Nearly 40% of undergraduate students are first generation college attendees compared to 9% of graduate students. The College boasts graduates living in all 105 Kansas counties, 50 states and 48 countries.
Our Professional Development Schools (PDS) partnership program – the clinical experiences portion of the curriculum – was recently selected as a top program in the country. Our faculty members are routinely sought out for important state and national discussions concerning education, such as the Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate and more.
In addition to our award-winning teacher preparation program, the college offers postgraduate programs for educators as well as career-enhancing degree options in adult education, student affairs and academic advising for professionals in a variety of fields ranging from the military to business to nonprofits.
There are several Centers and partner organizations housed within the College devoted to specialized content areas or populations such as technology, rural education, science education, multicultural education, social studies, school leadership, equity, student and professional services, academic advising, program evaluation and agriculture in the classroom.