Bachelor’s in Elementary Education Unified at KU

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Program Overview

The bachelor's degree in elementary education unified at the University of Kansas prepares individuals to work in inclusive settings to meet the learning needs of all children in kindergarten through 6th grade, including those with disabilities. The teacher education program combines general education courses and professional education coursework in both elementary education and special education with multiple field experiences working with elementary aged children in diverse communities.

Career Outcomes in Elementary Education Unified Teacher Education

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in elementary education unified from the University of Kansas will have fulfilled the requirements for the degree as well as the requirements for an initial teaching license for kindergarten through 6th grade in Kansas. The bachelor's degree in elementary education unified prepares individuals to work as teachers in the classroom, as well as with other special education-related organizations. Potential position titles after graduation could include:

  • Elementary teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Curriculum planner

The elementary education unified program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory.

Career Statistics

$55K salary

Graduates can expect an average salary of $55,000 in Kansas, according to the Kansas State Department of Education.

TESOL opportunities

Students who successfully complete this program at KU may be eligible to take advantage of licensure endorsement options in TESOL.

Graduate certificates

Students who successfully complete this program at KU are eligible to pursue a variety of graduate certificate options to complement their degree.

Graduate study

Those who choose to pursue an advanced degree after graduation are considered for many highly-selective master's & doctoral programs across the U.S.

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First cadre of students to graduate in Spring 2024.

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School of Education & Human Sciences
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1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence , Kansas 66045-3101

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