Degree Requirements

You are here

Professional Education – 28 credit hours

Core Courses (required of all teacher education candidates)

Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required before candidates may take 300 and 400 level professional education courses.

EDUC 208 Foundations and History of American Education – 3 credit hours

EDUC 210 Instructional Technology – 2 credit hours

EDUC 244 Developmental Psychology – 3 credit hours

EDUC 250 Education of the Exceptional Individual – 3 credit hours

EDUC 315 Educational Psychology – 3 credit hours

EDUC 380 Classroom Management – 2 credit hours

EDUC 438 Clinical Practice Seminar – 2 credit hours

EDUC 470 Clinical Practice: Elementary- Section A – 10 credit hours

or EDUC 470 Clinical Practice: Secondary – Section B – 10 credit hours

or EDUC 470 Clinical Practice: P-12 – Section C – 10 credit hours

or EDUC 470 Clinical Practice: K-6 or 6-12 Special Education- Section D – 5 credit hours

Elementary Education major – 27 credit hours

Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required before candidates may take 300 and 400 level professional education courses.

EDUC 240 Music Methods for the Classroom Teacher – 2 credit hours

EDUC 245 Child and Adolescent Literature – 3 credit hours

EDUC 333 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers – 3 credit hours

EDUC 335 Science for Elementary Teachers – 3 credit hours

EDUC 339 Reading and Language Arts for Beginning Readers – 4 credit hours

EDUC 346 Social Studies for Elementary Teachers – 3 credit hours

EDUC 382 Reading and Language Arts for Developing Readers – 3 credit hours

ARTS 248 Art in the Elementary School – 2 credit hours

HPER 120 Personal and Community Health – 3 credit hours

HPER 200 Physical Education Activities for Elementary and Middle School Children – 2 credit hours

Secondary Education minor

Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required before candidates may take 300 and 400 level professional education courses. In addition to the core requirements and an appropriate major in a content area, the following are also required:

EDUC 385 Reading in the Content Area – 2 credit hours

EDUC 400 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School – 3 credit hours

ED (ACCK) Special Methods – 3 credit hours or

MUSI 338 Elementary Music Methods – 3 credit hours

MUSI 339 Secondary Music Methods – 3 credit hours

ARTS 248 Art in the Elementary School – 2 credit hours

ARTS 349 Art in the Secondary School – 2 credit hours

HPER 420 Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education - 3 credit hours

Special Education

Special Education Through cooperative arrangements with other member colleges in the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK), a student may meet an added endorsement requirement for teaching adaptive special education at the elementary and secondary levels. Candidates who wish to have an endorsement in special education must first have a license in elementary or secondary education. The special education courses are offered primarily online through the ACCK center located in McPherson, Kansas. Enrollment in these courses is made with the registrar at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Areas of Licensure

Elementary Education License

- May add K-6 adaptive endorsement

- May add 6-12 adaptive endorsement

Secondary or P-12 Education License

- May add 6-12 adaptive endorsement

K-6 and 6-12 Adaptive Program (Special Education) requirements

All Levels

* SPED 210 Foundations for Special Education Services – 4 credit hours

* SPED 315 General Methods for Special Education Services – 4 credit hours

SPED 345 Behavior Management – 2 credit hours

SPED 499 Capstone Issues – 1 credit hour

* above two courses required for provisional endorsement K-6 and 6-12

Level K-6

* SPED 321 Grades K-6 Methods for Special Needs – 4 credit hours

* SPED 331 Grades K-6 Field Experience – 1 credit hour

SPED 413 Grades K-6 Clinical Experience – 5 credit hours

* Above two courses required for provisional endorsement K-6

Level 6-12

* SPED 361 Grades 6-12 Methods for Special Needs – 4 credit hours

* SPED 371 Grades 6-12 Field Experience – 1 credit hour

SPED 471 Grades 6-12 Clinical Experience – 5 credit hours

* above two courses required for provisional endorsement 6-12

Optional Courses

SPED 220 Field Experience in Services for Students with Special Needs – 1 credit hour

SPED 320 Beginning American Sign Language – 2 credit hours

SPED 322 Intermediate American Sign Language – 2 credit hours

SPED 381 Grades 6-12 Functional Resources – 4 credit hours

SPED 380 Topics in Special Education (variable second Title) – Undergraduate – 1 credit hour

SPED 678 Topics in Special Education (variable second Title) – Graduate – 1 credit hour