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 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. With purple pride,
Dean Debbie Mercer
For more information, please see our online future student brochure.
Tuition Information: See the Cashiers and Student Accounts website for tuition and fee schedules.
Bachelor's Degree Programs
Available on campus and online, elementary education provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for future K-6 teachers. 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 the following areas of concentration:
- General Elementary Education
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
- Modern Languages
- General Science
- Social Science
- Special Education
For curriculum guides and program requirements, please see the Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree web page.
The secondary education program prepares students to teach in grades 6 through 12. Secondary educators teach in high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools. At K-State, secondary teachers prepare to teach in one or more of the following teaching fields:
- Agricultural Education (collaboratively with the College of Agriculture)
- Art Education
- Earth Science
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education (collaboratively with the College of Health & Human Sciences)
- Modern Languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish
- Music Education (collaboratively with the College of Arts & Sciences)
- Physical Education/Health
- Social Studies
For curriculum guides and program requirements, please see the Secondary Education Bachelor's Degree web page.
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.
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.
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).
Undergraduate Provisional Endorsements
These programs prepare undergraduate education students for working with exceptional students in the general education classroom:
- QuickStart Provisional Endorsement for Elementary Education
- StepAhead Provisional Endorsement for Secondary Education
If you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree, certificate or endorsement in Education, please contact the Center for Student Success and Professional Services by phone at 785-532-5524 or email email@example.com.