Teacher Education Program
(Also referred to as the Professional Program)
Admission Procedures for Teacher Education
Studies in the College of Education begin in a curriculum described as pre-professional, either elementary education pre-professional (EDPPE) or secondary education pre-professional (EDPPS). In this curriculum you will complete 42-50 semester hours of general education and prerequisites for the professional courses. Upon completion of these semester hours, as well as the requirements listed in the following paragraphs, you will be eligible to make formal application to the teacher education program. At that time, the curriculum will be changed to a degree track curriculum in either elementary or secondary education.
→ Basic Skills Tests/ACT Score
Successful completion of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) is required with a minimum score of 172 on writing, 173 on reading, and 172 on mathematics OR an ACT composite score of 26 or above. Students who need to take the PPST must register and pay a fee to the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/praxis). Go to 13 Bluemont Hall for further information. If you have documented disabilities, you may request a nonstandard test administration when such accommodation is warranted. Information regarding accommodation is provided in the PRAXIS Series Registration Bulletin or by calling the Disability Support Services Office at 532-6441.
→ Successful completion of DED 075
Orientation to Teacher Education at KSU.
→ Expository Writing
Both Expository Writing I and II must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.
→ Public Speaking
A minimum grade of “C” is required in one of the public speaking courses (COMM 105 or 106, or 109).
→ Math Requirement
Six credit hours in mathematics are required with minimum grades of "C" to include College Algebra or a higher-level math course and STAT 325 or a higher-level statistics course. Elementary majors may take MATH 160 or STAT 325.
A minimum of 50 credit hours for Secondary and a minimum of 42 credit hours for Elementary students must be completed including all K-State and transfer credits.
→ Overall GPA
A minimum of 2.5 GPA must be achieved in all college work attempted including K-State and transfer credit. Please note that K-State’s College of Education is required to figure GPA’s from all prior transfer credit. This differs from the University policy of just accepting the credit and not the grade.
→ Secondary Education and Early Childhood Education Teaching Fields
If you are applying for the secondary education program, a 2.5 GPA is required in all college work attempted in the teaching field, including transfer and K-State credits. To determine what courses are included in each teaching field, see below:
|AGRICULTURE||All College of Agriculture courses and BAE 350, 351.|
|ART||All ART courses.|
|BUSINESS||All ACCTG, FINAN, GENBA, MANGT, MKTG, and EDSEC 215, 315, 415, 416, 471.|
|EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||All FSHS and HN courses included in the Professional Early Childhood Education Requirements. (see option sheet).|
|ENGLISH||All ENGL courses.|
|ENGLISH/JOURNALISM||All ENGL and MC courses.|
|All College of Human Ecology courses.|
|JOURNALISM||All MC courses.|
|MATHEMATICS||All MATH courses and STAT 325 or higher.|
|MODERN LANGUAGE||All modern language courses.|
|MUSIC||All music courses except the music ensembles (band, orchestra, etc.). Dr. Fallin's signature approval also is required.|
|NATURAL SCIENCES||All BIOL, BIOCH, CHM, GEOL, PHYS, and ENTOM 312, 313, ASI 500, DEN 425, and GEOG 221.|
|SOCIAL SCIENCES||All ECON, HIST, POLSC, SOCIO, ANTH (except ANTH 280 and 281), and GEOG courses (excluding GEOG 221).|
|SPEECH||All COMM and THTRE courses.|
→ EDSEC/EDEL 230 Early Field Experience
A credit in an early field experience course is required. This is a course that provides an opportunity to work in an elementary or secondary school for a few hours each week throughout a semester.
Note: Provisional admission may be granted if you are currently enrolled or pre-enrolled in an early field experience course or DED 075. Successful completion of the course is required by the end of semester or you will be dropped from the teacher education program.
* If you, as a new transfer student, have not had the opportunity to take the PPST, you may be provisionally admitted before the tests are taken. However, the tests must be taken and passed the next time they are given or you will be returned to a pre-professional status.
Applying for Admission to Teacher Education
Application forms for the teacher education program are available in the Center for Student and Professional Services (13 Bluemont Hall, 532-5524) or can be downloaded below. The form must be completed and returned to that office.
→ Download the Instructions and Application for Admission to Teacher Education (ATE) (PDF)
If you have completed the admission requirements, you should apply immediately for admission into the teacher education program. The following deadlines for filing the application to teacher education have been set for students who meet admission requirements:
- File by October 1 in order to enroll at your scheduled enrollment time for spring semester professional courses.
- File by February 15 in order to enroll at your scheduled enrollment time for fall or summer semester professional courses.
If you are seeking licensure and are enrolled in a college other than the College of Education, you must apply for admission to teacher education and complete the licensure program prescribed by the College of Education.