Studies in the College of Education begin in a curriculum described as pre-professional, either elementary education pre-professional (EDPPE) or secondary education pre-professional (EDPPS).
In this curriculum approximately 50 semester hours of general education will be completed including prerequisites for the professional courses.
Upon completion of at least 50 semester hours, as well as the teacher education admission requirements, students will be eligible to make formal application to the professional education program. At that time, the curriculum will be changed to a degree track curriculum in either elementary or secondary education.
Program Descriptions and Information
Elementary Education (K-6)
The elementary education program prepares students to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade in self-contained classrooms.
Secondary Education (6-12)
The secondary education program prepares students to teach in grades 6 through 12. Secondary educators teach in high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools. Secondary teachers prepare to teach in one or more content areas.
COE Undergraduate Student Handbook
An orientation to important procedures and requirements in the College of Education
The educational portfolio is a collection of evidence and reflections documenting one’s competence and accomplishments in teaching:
Student Intern Portfolio
Secondary Education Block 2 Portfolio
Block B Practicum Handbook
How to Get Involved
While you are here at K-State, there are several opportunities for you to get involved with the college or the university:
Education Student Organizations
Education Honors Program
KSDE Resources for Preservice Teachers
Links to Kansas curricular and model standards, assessment information, and curricular area flip charts
Professional Development Hours Guidelines (PDF)
Diversity Experience Form
Service to Profession Form
Service to Youth Form