Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

The undergraduate teacher education program provides students with foundational knowledge in general education and professional education coupled with four semesters of field experiences. The combination of academic theory and clinical practice provides a grounded experience as students develop into teachers who exemplify professionals who are competent, collaborative and reflective. These bachelor’s degree programs prepare a student for the Kansas teacher licensure exams required by the State of Kansas for application for a teacher license or endorsement.

34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v).
Wichita State University’s teacher education programs are accredited at the national, regional, and state level. Upon completion of all courses and program assessments, graduates of these programs will be eligible to apply for the Kansas initial teaching license for their program of study after they successfully complete the Kansas teacher licensure exams required by the State of Kansas for application for a teacher license or endorsement.  Wichita State has made no determination if this program will lead to licensure in any state other than Kansas in which a graduate may seek licensure. Because every state has different requirements that may change frequently, we recommend checking with the state education department for the state in question to determine current requirements. The nonprofit organization Education Commission of the States has compiled Teacher License Reciprocity State Profiles that provide additional information about the teacher license reciprocity agreements for each state in a searchable format. Kansas Teacher Reciprocity Agreements provides a list of member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Kansas.

 

For those who currently possess a bachelor's degree and have an interest in teaching, we have alternative certification programs. 

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Art Education Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade Learn more
Biology 6th - 12th Grade (Secondary) Learn more
Chemistry 6th - 12th Grade (Secondary) Learn more
Early Childhood Unified Birth - 3rd Grade Learn more
Earth and Space Science 6th - 12th Grade (Secondary) Learn more
Elementary Education Kindergarten - 6th Grade Learn more
English Language Arts 5th - 8th Grade (Middle Level)
6th - 12th Grade (Secondary)
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History / Government 5th - 8th Grade (Middle Level)
6th - 12th Grade (Secondary)
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Mathematics 5th - 8th Grade (Middle Level)
6th - 12th Grade (Secondary)
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Music Education Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade Learn more
Physical Education Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade Learn more
Physics 6th - 12th Grade (Secondary)

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Science  5th - 8th Grade (Middle Level) Learn more
Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP) (online only)
Early Childhood Unified/ Elementary 
Birth - 3rd Grade
Kindergarten - 6th Grade
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World Languages Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade Learn more