Undergraduate Programs and Certificates
Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers for a diverse and changing world.
Welcome to the College of Education at Kansas State University where we’ve been preparing teachers for more than 150 years. We are excited about what your future holds as you transition to life at K-State, and we are grateful you are considering our professional teacher education program. Many of our students tell us they always wanted to be a teacher while others tell us they were inspired to become a teacher – because of a teacher. That may be you someday.
Our college has assembled an experienced faculty, acquired the latest technology, and built professional connections across the state to create a robust educational experience for you and your classmates. What’s special about our program is all of the support and guidance you enjoyed as an undergraduate student goes with you through the Forever EdCats program as you transition from your collegiate career to your professional career. That’s what being a Wildcat is all about.
We deeply appreciate your interest in the college and the profession and look forward to seeing you as a student, and later as an alum. If you are interested in visiting us to learn more about the university and our programs, consider signing up for an Education Experience Day. For more information, please see our online EDCAT Experience brochure below. With purple pride,
Dean Debbie Mercer
Bachelor's Degree Programs
Available on campus and online, elementary education provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for future K-6 grade teachers. Students are required to complete 15 hours in a content area of concentration that will enhance their teaching in the elementary classroom. Please see the Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree web page for curriculum guides and program requirements.
The secondary education program prepares students to teach in grades 6–12. Secondary educators teach in high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools and prepare to teach in one or more teaching fields. Please see the Secondary Education Bachelor's Degree web page for curriculum guides and program requirements.
Available on campus and online, the educational studies program prepares successful candidates to participate in shaping and making educational policy, working with youth in non-school settings, preparing for international teaching, or participating in the entrepreneurial realm.
- K-12 Online Teaching Undergraduate Certificate (Online)
This 12-credit hour certificate explores the pedagogy and best practices of online teaching and learning, and the necessary tools for designing, implementing, and teaching effective courses in virtual K-12 schools.
- Sports Performance Coaching Certificate
This 12-credit hour certificate program is 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 Sports Performance Coaching Certificate as a substitute or waiver of the American Coaching Effectiveness Program (ACEP).
Options for Provisional Endorsement
These programs prepare undergraduate education students for working with exceptional students in the general education classroom.