Crucial Milestone Checklists
Check each of the following requirements as you successfully complete it.
Required for Admission to Teacher Education
Orientation to Teacher Education at Kansas State University (DED 075).
PPST exams (172 on writing, 173 on reading, and 172 on math) OR ACT composite score of 26 or above.
Expository Writing I and II with a grade of "C" or better in each course.
Public Speaking with a grade of "C" or better.
Early field experience (EDEL 230, EDSEC 230 or equivalent).
50 semester hours for Secondary students and 42 semester hours for Elementary students.
Six hours of math with a minimum grade 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.)
Overall GPA of 2.5 (both elementary and secondary majors).
Teaching field GPA of 2.5 (secondary majors).
Application for admission to teacher education to be prepared when all of the above are completed. DEADLINES: October 1 for Spring semester and February 15 for Fall semester.
→ Application to Teacher Education Instructions (PDF)
Application for student teaching (due by December 20 of the academic year prior to student teaching).
The application can be found at: http://coe.k-state.edu/ss/dbforms/st_teach.php.
“Student Teacher Assignment Request” (STAR) form due September 1 or February 1 - the semester before you plan to student teach. (American Red Cross or equivalent First Aid and CPR certification required at the time the STAR form is submitted.)
Professional and Educational Service Hours due April 1 or November 1 of the semester before you student teach.
Admission to the Professional Semester (Student Teaching). You will receive a student teaching license prior to student teaching.
→ Application to Student Teach Instructions (PDF)
→ STAR Form Instructions (PDF)
Application for graduation (due in the first four weeks of the semester in which you intend to graduate or first two weeks of summer session).
Principles of Learning and Teaching Test (PLT).
You can find the passing score on the COE web page: http://www.coe.ksu.edu/ss/testing.htm.
Subject (Content) Assessment Test(s):
Passing scores differ for each subject test. You can find the individual passing scores on the COE web page: http://www.coe.ksu.edu/ss/testing.htm
Application for licensure (submit on-line the semester in which you plan to graduate – AFTER December 1, May 1, or August 1). Instructions can be found at: http://coe.k-state.edu/ss/download/license/InitialLicense.pdf.