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Middle Level Mathematics Education

Middle Level Mathematics Teacher Education Program at KU

Effective July 1, 2018: The School of Education is not currently accepting applications for admission to the middle level mathematics program. Students interested in becoming middle level mathematics teachers are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the School of Education Advising Center to discuss other academic options leading to teaching licensure in middle level mathematics in the state of Kansas.


The bachelor's degree in middle level mathematics teacher education at the University of Kansas School of Education prepares individuals to teach children in fifth-grade through eighth-grade. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s bachelor's degree in middle level mathematics 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 middle 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 the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), a unique, student-led organization dedicated to teacher quality, community outreach, and political action. 
  • 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.

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