To teach young children in Kansas public schools, teachers must be certified by the State of Kansas upon completion of a four-year degree. Students interested in elementary education (K-6) or early childhood education (birth to age 8) is encouraged to complete the Associate of Arts Degree prior to transfer. These course recommendations are intended for students who are undecided about a transfer school. Students who have selected a transfer school should consult the catalog of that school and an academic advisor. College catalogs and transfer guides for many four-year colleges are available through Career Services. Students should be aware that admission to the junior year of an education, teacher licensure program is competitive and that each four-year college has specific admissions requirements including a minimum grade point average and a test of basic skills.
The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 24 hours of Pathway Electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block.
In addition to the following recommended transfer electives, PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.