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Elementary Education

Kansas State University’s Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education is built on the mission of “preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision-makers for a diverse and changing world.” Elementary education provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for future K-6 teachers, including:

  • Instructional strategies
  • Techniques for planning, classroom management, diversity, discipline and assessment
  • Strategies to adjust instruction to meet the needs of all learners

K-State’s program stands apart from the other 20-plus elementary education programs in Kansas and the nearly 5,000 institutions across the country that also offer teacher education programs.

With rich field experiences, a nationally recognized faculty and a teacher preparation program that dates back more than 150 years, you will be well positioned to make a difference in your students’ lives each and every day.

You will have the opportunity to choose your path in English, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Science, Social Science, and Special Education.

Please select the links below to see the Curriculum Guides for each area.


Pre-professional education

Required Courses
DED 075 Orientation to Teacher Education at KSU
FSHS 110 Introduction to Human Development
EDEL 200 Teaching as a Career
EDEL 230 Early Field Experience
EDEL 250 Health and Movement Education
EDEL 310 Foundations of Education

Professional Program

Block A
EDEL 320 Core Teaching Skills and Lab
EDCEP 315 Educational Psychology
EDSP 324 Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
DED 318 Education Technology for Teaching and Learning

Block B
EDEL 410 Block B Practicum
EDEL 411 Teaching Literacy: K-2
EDEL 412 Teaching Science: K-6
EDEL 413 Classroom Assessment: K-6
EDEL 414 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners

Block C
EDEL 460 Block C Practicum
EDEL 461 Teaching Literacy: Grades 3-6
EDEL 462 Teaching Social Studies: K-6
EDEL 463 Teaching Math: K-6
EDEL 464 Classroom Management and Discipline

Professional Semester
EDEL 585 Teaching Internship in Elementary Schools

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