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.
The elementary education 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. Resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas can be found here.