MajorEducation - Earth and Space Science (Secondary)

Wichita State's Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAED)—earth and space science (secondary education)—equips students with a broad knowledge of chemistry, biology, physics and astronomy while preparing them for careers as certified teachers in grades 6-12. The program combines classroom learning and real-world teaching experience in Kansas' largest school district.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Applied Studies, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. In addition, you must complete your general education courses and a teacher education application to be admitted into the professional program.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Youngmeyer Ranch lets students study biology and conservation

The Youngmeyer Ranch deep in the Flint Hills lets students conduct hands-on biological research and learn about conservation, all on 4,600 acres of prairie, woodland and streams.

As a student, Hannah Hoetmer was able to study a variety of areas. She helped study amphibians and reptiles, helped with multiple insect diversity projects and had several paid positions as a technician studying plants in WSU's Prairie Community Ecology Lab.

She also had the opportunity to work on a project to establish whether high-quality photographs can be used with an animal version of facial-recognition technology to look at the differences in the intersections between the scales on the heads of lizards and snakes to identify individuals.


The chemistry curriculum comprises 46 credit hours. The 42 credit hours of teaching curriculum are taken over four semesters and combines classes on campus and teaching internships in USD 259 schools.


A bachelor's degree from Wichita State's College of Applied Studies will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and prepares you to pursue an advanced education degree.

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