Program Completion

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

2. Successful completion of field experience (student teaching and/or internship). Admission to student teaching requires

  • A minimum grade-point average of 2.5 in the content area.
  • A minimum overall grade-point average of 2.75 with 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. This means that a C- does not count for either successful completion of a professional education course or student teaching.

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

  • Complete an application,
  • Pay a fee,
  • Pass the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio (KPTP),
  • Pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Examination and Praxis 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.

Student Teaching/Internship Requirements

Unified Early Childhood Program

Fall Semester Senior Year (12 hours)

C&T 490 Student Teaching (9-10 weeks) 6
ELPS 537 The Governance and Organization of Schools 3
SPED 506 Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities in the Elementary General Education Classroom 3

Spring Semester Senior Year (12 hours)

SPED 439 Student Teaching (9-10 weeks) 6
SPED 634 Inclusive Methods with Infants/Toddlers 3
SPED 663 Assessment Strategies in Early Education 3

Elementary Program

Fall Semester Senior Year (15 hours)

C&T 490 Student Teaching (9-10 weeks) 6
PRE 455 Managing and Motivating Learners PreK-6 3
ELPS 537 The Governance and Organization of Schools 3
SPED 506 Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities in the Elementary General Education Classroom 3

Spring Semester Senior Year (12 hours)

C&T 494 Internship 6
C&T 439 Student Teaching Seminar 3
PRE 520 Educational Measurement in the Classroom 3

Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Programs

Fall Semester Senior Year (13 hours)

C&T 540-544 Advanced Practices in Teaching (English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Foreign Language) in Middle & Secondary Schools 3
C&T 489 Advanced Teaching Practicum 1
C&T 448 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3
ELPS 537 The Governance and Organization of Schools 3
SPED 507 Advanced Practices for Adolescents with Disabilities in the Middle/Secondary General Classroom 3

Spring Semester Senior Year (12 hours)

C&T 500 Student Teaching 6
C&T 495 Student Teaching Seminar 3
PRE 520 Educational Measurement in the Classroom 3

Contact Info

School of Education

Welcome Center, Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 208
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
785-864-3726
785-864-5076
soe@ku.edu
http://www.soe.ku.edu/
Rick Ginsberg, Dean
785-864-4297
Lon Dehnert, Assistant Dean, Academic Services
785-864-9603

School of Education

Welcome Center, Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 208
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
785-864-3726
soe@ku.edu
http://www.soe.ku.edu/
Sally Roberts, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
785-864-0553

School of Education

Welcome Center, Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 208
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
785-864-3726
soe@ku.edu
http://www.soe.ku.edu/
James Lichtenberg, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research
785-864-9656
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