The Coaching Endorsement in open to students that plan to coach at the high school or community level after graduation. The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has accepted the K-State College of Education Coaching Endorsement as a substitute or waiver of the American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP), which is currently being offered through the KSHSAA educational program.
Any KSU student interested in the College of Education Coaching Endorsement program should take the following ten (10) total hours of course work:
- EDSEC 250 – Scientific Principles of Coaching (3 hrs.)
- FNDH 320 – Prevention and Recognition of Athletic Injuries (3 hrs.)
- EDSEC 587 – Supervised Practicum for Athletic Coaches (2 hrs.)
(See below for requirements)
- One Coaching and Officiating Class (2 hrs.)
Examples: (Classes offered on a rotational basis) Coaching and Officiating Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Track, Baseball and Soccer
EDSEC 587 – Supervised Practicum for Athletic Coaches
(2 hrs. credit/no credit)
This course meets by appointment; the class does not meet on a regular basis, instead, the classroom time consists of coaching a sports team.
- Help coach a sports team from a high school, middle school, or community recreation program.
- Keep a weekly log of activities or write a final reflective paper (2 pages) which will be submitted to Wayne Johnstone upon completion of your coaching assignment.
- Have your immediate supervisor complete the Coaching Practicum Evaluation Form (available from the instructor) at the completion of the sports season. Both items should be addressed to: Wayne Johnstone, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 261 Bluemont Hall, 1114 Mid-Campus Drive North, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506.
The Coaching Practicum provides individual pursuing a coaching endorsement with an opportunity to gain experience and course credit in coaching a specific sport over the course of a season.
Options for obtaining course credit:
- Assist with a varsity/junior varsity athletic team. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction partners with U.S.D. 383 (Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools) to provide opportunities to work with experienced coaches in a variety of sports. Individuals interested in this option should contact Wayne Johnstone at 785-532-5904 in the College of Education in advance of the semester you wish to enroll in EDSEC 587.
- Coach/assist with a youth sports team. Manhattan Parks and Recreation collaborates with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to provide opportunities to coach/assist with a variety of youth sports. Individuals interested in this option should contact Manhattan Parks and Rec. (785-587-2757).
- Coach/assist with a summer sports camp/program. Check with Wayne Johnstone concerning your participation and eligibility to receive credit.
- Assist with a varsity/junior varsity team during the student teaching semester. EDSEC 587 can be taken concurrently with EDSEC 586 (student teaching).
Note: To obtain final credit for the EDSEC 587 experience, each student coach is asked to submit a weekly log or a final reflective paper that explains his or her coaching responsibilities or is a reflection of what was learned during this practicum. The practicum supervisor should also fill out the Coaching Practicum Evaluation Form, available from the instructor. Both of these should be sent to: Wayne Johnstone, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 261 Bluemont Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.
Early in your graduation semester, please fill out the KSU Coaching Endorsement Request Form (PDF) and submit to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction office in 261 Bluemont Hall. A personalized certificate will be made, and the endorsement recorded on your KSU transcript.