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Important Note

The requirements listed apply only to students admitted to the 5-year extended teacher education program who began the program in fall 2010 and earlier. Requirements for the new 4-year program that apply to students who were admitted in spring 2011 and later are available from the School of Education Advising Center, soeadvising@ku.edu.

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Requirements for Program Completion

Completion of the Teacher Education program requires:

1. Successful completion of the B.S.E. degree. To complete this degree, the student must finish

  • An approved program of at least 124 hours with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5.
  • Other general regulations of the school and university.

2. Successful completion of the professional year (for students admitted before spring 2011). The student must

  • Complete the B.S.E. degree and be accepted to the School of Education Graduate Division. The minimum grade-point average for regular admission is 3.0. The minimum for probationary admission is 2.75.
  • Apply, be accepted for, and successfully complete a student teaching assignment. Admission to student teaching requires a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 in the teaching field, a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.75, no grade lower than a C in any course in professional education. Students must complete student teaching with a grade of C or higher to continue with their internships.
  • Successfully complete the academic requirements in courses taken in the second half of the first semester of the professional year.
  • Complete the internship with a grade of C or higher and successfully complete the course work and research requirements taken in concert with the internship. Students seeking elementary licensure complete field experiences at both primary (K-3) and intermediate (4-6) levels. Students seeking elementary licensure may not complete student teaching and internship in the same school except with advance permission.

3. Completion of licensure requirements. To be licensed as a teacher in Kansas, a student must

  • Fill out an application,
  • Pay a fee,
  • Pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Examination and content examination(s), and
  • Complete the academic requirements in items 1 and 2 above.

Information about licensure is available in the Licensure Office in J.R. Pearson Hall.

Note: Each state has its own licensure requirements. Being eligible for a license in Kansas does not ensure that the applicant is eligible for licensure in other states.

Students who do not complete the professional year during the academic year immediately following completion of the B.S.E. may be required to complete additional course work before beginning the professional year. These students must visit with their academic advisers.

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Professional Year Requirements

Unified Early Childhood Program

Fall Semester (15 hours)

C&T 500 Student Teaching (8 weeks) 3
ELPS 737 The Governance and Organization of Schools 3
PRE 720 Educational Measurement in the Classroom 3
SPED 706 Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities in the Elementary General Education Classroom 3
SPED 741 Methods and Assessment: Literacy Interventions for Struggling Learners and Students with High-Incidence Disabilities 3

Spring Semester (7-10 hours)

SPED 738 Unified Early Childhood Applied Research 1
SPED 739 Unified Early Childhood Student Teaching (two 7-week periods) 6
Recommended graduate program area course 3

Elementary Program

Fall Semester (12 hours)

C&T 500 Student Teaching (8 weeks) 3
ELPS 737 The Governance and Organization of Schools 3
PRE 720 Educational Measurement in the Classroom 3
SPED 706 Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities in the Elementary General Education Classroom 3

Spring Semester (9 hours)

C&T 738 Applied Research in the Classroom 3
C&T 739 Internship in Teaching: Elementary School (12 weeks) 6

Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Programs

Fall Semester (15 hours)

C&T 500 Student Teaching (8 weeks) 3
C&T 702 Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at the Middle and Secondary School Levels 3
ELPS 737 The Governance and Organization of Schools 3
PRE 720 Educational Measurement in the Classroom 3
SPED 707 Advanced Practices for Adolescents with Disabilities in the Middle/Secondary General Classroom 3

Spring Semester (9 hours)

C&T 738 Applied Research in the Classroom 3
C&T 739 Internship in Teaching: _____ (12 weeks) 6
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