About Our College
The College of Education produces more teachers than any of the other 24 teacher training 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.
→ 2020 Points of Pride (PDF)
Fast Facts about the College of Education
- Average class size: 22
- Student textbook savings generated by faculty-created resources: ~$600,000
- 20% of undergraduate students are first-generation college students
- Average number of graduates each year: ~400
- Number of recent national awards: 12
- Percentage of multicultural students: 16%
- All students have exposure working with English Language Learners: 100%
- Undergraduate enrollment: ~1,130
- Number of education-related clubs and organizations: 13
- iPads in use through the technology initiative: 650
- Number of professional development and service hours required: 40
- Percentage of graduates surveyed who are employed or continuing their education: 99%
Points of Pride
Whether you’ve attended events on campus your whole life or are just learning the Wildcat Way, you will quickly find yourself a member of the K-State family.
The college has earned 12 national prestigious awards since 2010 based on its strong academic programs and commitment to diversity, which has led to high placement rates for graduates.
Hundreds of deserving students benefit from our endowed scholarships receiving approximately $500,000 in scholarships each year. Four incoming freshman are selected annually for the Tomorrow’s Teachers scholarship, a four-year renewable award of $2,500.
The college has produced a variety of documentaries, some with lesson plans, that double as teaching resources for teachers.
Your K-State family is with you all the way. We’ve created the EdCats Community to help support you during your time on campus and afterward.
K-State was one of first universities in the nation to adopt “Joining Forces’ Operation Educate the Educator” program, which resulted in Dean Debbie Mercer being invited to the White House. About 1,400 of the U.S. Army’s highest-ranking officers earned master’s degrees from the college while attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
We have a diverse student body with more than 1,900 students; 16% of the student body is composed of multicultural students. There are approximately 800 graduate students, and of the College’s 1,130 undergraduates, 87% are from Kansas. Eight percent of the student body is affiliated with the military, and 20% of undergraduate students are first generation college attendees. The College boasts graduates living in all 105 Kansas counties, 50 states and many countries.
There are many opportunities for student involvement within the college, with 13 education-related student organizations. The college also offers support for early career teachers with the Forever EDCATS program and Before the Bell eNewsletter.
Our Professional Development School (PDS) Network – 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.
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 learning and leadership, student affairs, and academic advising for professionals in a variety of fields ranging from the military to business to nonprofits.
There are various centers and partner organizations housed within the College devoted to specialized content areas or populations such as technology, multicultural and multilingual education, social studies, school leadership, academic advising, program evaluation and agriculture in the classroom.