To teach in a Kansas public school (grades 6-12); teachers must be certified by the State of Kansas upon completion of a four-year degree. Since secondary education is not a major at the baccalaureate level, students need to select a major and a teaching minor from among those disciplines taught in high schools. Since admission to secondary education is competitive, completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission. A minimum grade point average determined by the transfer institution and passage of a basic skills test are required for program admission.
Students interested in secondary education as a four-year major are encouraged to complete an associate degree prior to transfer. These course recommendations are intended for students who are undecided about a transfer school or secondary (9th - 12th grade) content area of study.
Students who have selected a transfer school should consult the catalog of that school for requirements appropriate to the first two years of study. College catalogs and transfer guides for many four-year colleges are available through Enrollment Services.
The following are suggested course guides for the listed disciplines, however, students should also work with their advisor to determine the specific courses that are recommended/required for their particular transfer school and discipline.
Education: Secondary Agriculture 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA) )
Education: Secondary Biology 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)
Education: Secondary Chemistry 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)
Education: Secondary Earth & Space Science 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)
Education: Health & Physical Education K-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)
Education: Secondary History 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)
Education: Secondary Language Arts 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)
Education: Secondary Math 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)
Education: Secondary Physics 6-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)