Degree Programs

The School of Education at Wichita State University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs for those wanting to pursue a teaching career or to advance their knowledge of curriculum and instruction. Students who complete licensure or endorsement programs in the School of Education are eligible to apply for Kansas teaching licenses and/or endorsements. 

Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

Art Education
From crayons to computers, learn how to energize today’s youth to become tomorrow’s artists. Our curriculum integrates Kansas state licensure for Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade and equips students with leading instructional methods and motivational strategies. 

Learn more about Art Education at WSU.
Biology
Wichita State offers degrees in both middle level (5 - 8 grade) and secondary (6 - 12) science education.

Learn more about Science Education at WSU. 
Early Childhood Unified

 The Early Childhood Unified (ECU) Program is designed to prepare teachers of young children (birth through grade 3). 

Learn more about Early Childhood Unified at WSU. 

Earth and Space Science
Wichita State offers degrees in both middle level (5 - 8 grade) and secondary (6 - 12) science education.

Learn more about Science Education at WSU. 
Elementary Education

Learn to teach in the elementary schools through a rich, field-based teacher preparation program at Wichita State University.

Learn more about the Elementary Education program at WSU. 

English Language Arts

The Wichita State University English Education Program prepares highly qualified English teachers.

Learn more about English Language Arts Education at WSU. 

History/ Government

Share your love for history and political science as a teacher.

Learn more about the History/ Government Education program at WSU. 

Mathematics

Preparation for highly qualified mathematics teachers begins at Wichita State University.

Learn more about Math Education at WSU.

Music Education

Wichita State offer a degree in PreK-12 Music Education with emphasis in: 

  • Instrumental
  • Keyboard
  • Special Music Education
  • Vocal

Learn more about Music Education at WSU. 

Physical Education

 Turn your passion for healthy lifestyles and working with kids into a career with a degree in physical education from Wichita State. 

Learn more about the Physical Education program at WSU. 

Physics
Wichita State offers degrees in both middle level (5 - 8 grade) and secondary (6 - 12) science education.

Learn more about Science Education at WSU. 
Science
Wichita State offers degrees in both middle level (5 - 8 grade) and secondary (6 - 12) science education.

Learn more about Science Education at WSU. 
Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP)
Go from Para Educator to Teacher of Record in a shortened time with Wichita State University's Teacher Apprentice Program.

Learn more about the Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP) at WSU. 
World Languages 

The PreK-12 World Languages Program at Wichita State University is a 4-year program designed to prepare teachers of Spanish and French to teach in PreK-12 schools.

Learn more about World Languages Education at WSU. 


Graduate Degrees

Graduate students wishing to advance their knowledge, skills and expertise may pursue a Masters degree, certificate program or non degree elective courses and workshops. 

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Learning and Instructional Design

The Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design is ideal for education and professional development career advancement for those who are engaged in the K-12 teaching and workplace training of adult learners.

Learn more about the LID program. 

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education

The Online Master of Education in Special Education Program at Wichita State University will prepare you to make a positive impact on students with mild-to-moderate cross-categorical disabilities. Choose from three program emphasis: high incidence, low incidence and gifted.

Learn more about Special Education at WSU. 


Alternative Certification 

The School of Education houses a nationally recognized Alternative Certification Program for professionals wishing to gain licensure in Secondary Education and an innovative Early Childhood Unified Residency program for professionals interested in licensure in Birth – Grade 3.

The Alternative Certification Program as WSU allows individuals who possess an undergraduate degree to complete certification requirements while being employed by a school district or in one of the WSU partnership sites.

Early Childhood Unified Residency

The Early Childhood Unified (ECU) Residency program is available for students with a previous bachelor's degree who wish to be licensed in birth - 3rd grade. 


Learn more about the ECU Residency program at WSU.
 

Transition to Teaching

The Transition to Teaching (T2T) program at WSU is a two-year alternative licensure program for those with a previous bachelor's degree.

Learn more about the T2T program at WSU. 

Special Education High Incidence Alternative Certification (Pilot Program)

The High Incidence Alternative Certification (Pilot Program) program provides individuals who have at least one year of experience as a paraprofessional and a Bachelors degree outside the field of education with a route to becoming a special education teacher of record.

Learn more about the High Incidence Alternative Certification program.


Graduate Certificates 
Graduate certificates are awarded to students who desire interdisciplinary course work to complement their graduate degree program or to students who, for academic, personal, or professional reasons, desire graduate-level education not leading to a graduate degree. School of Education offers three graduate certificates.

Educational Technology

To provide for the changing needs of learners in the area of Educational Technology, this program offers Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education to educators, trainers and professional developers who wish to advance their knowledge of Information technology in education, integrate technology into classroom instruction or professional setting, and use technology for communication and professional productivity. 

Learn more about the Educational Technology certificate.

iSTEM
The interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (iSTEM) education graduate certificate is designed for STEM educators and graduate students interested in designing and/or delivering an interdisciplinary STEM curriculum. 
Literacy
The graduate certificate in Literacy provides graduate level studies in literacy for educators who wish to advance their knowledge and skills of teaching literacy in the classroom, and integrate literacy into all content areas.