MajorEducation - Elementary

Wichita State's Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAED) in elementary education equips students with solid knowledge in the academic areas of English, math, science, social studies and the arts—while preparing them for careers as certified teachers in grades K-6. The program combines classroom learning and real-world teaching experience in Kansas' largest school district and surrounding areas.

Learn how elementary education is the right fit for you.

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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

Make a difference to the children of Kansas

Study how to teach and work with children in elementary schools with in-depth, real-world experiences through the Elementary Education program. You will learn how to teach in the five core academic content areas: English / Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and Art.


This four-year program starts with two years of general education followed by two years of teacher education. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with the College of Applied Studies, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts and P-12 practitioners.


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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