Elementary Teacher Education Program at KU
The bachelor's degree in elementary teacher education at the University of Kansas School of Education prepares individuals to teach children in kindergarten through sixth-grade.
Benefits of the program include:
- Program Reputation - KU’s bachelor's degree in elementary education is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.
- Field Experiences, Early & Often - The teacher education program combines general education courses and professional education coursework with multiple field experiences at the elementary level in rural, urban, and suburban communities.
- Dual Programming - Coursework fulfills the requirements for a bachelor's degree and also prepares students to pursue a Kansas initial teaching license. It's a two-for-one program at KU!
- Teacher Licensure Options - Students who successfully complete this program at KU may be eligible to take advantage of licensure endorsements options: TESOL or special education.
- Student Organizations & Networking - Students can actively participate in KU's Rising Educators, a unique, student-led organization focused on professional development, service, and networking for all education majors.
- Study Abroad - Program supports unique opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, & dispositions needed for culturally-responsive teaching. Learn more here.
- Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the NCATE standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System.