Elementary Teacher Education

Candidates in Washburn's elementary education teacher preparation program are working toward the requirements of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree and eventual K-6 licensure in the State of Kansas. 

In the process of completing the K-6 program of study, teacher candidates may choose one of six emphasis areas, which is completed within the degree and can lead to a second teaching endorsement. That emphasis makes the licensed graduate qualified to teach in more than one area.

Available emphasis areas are:

  • Early Childhood unified (Birth through third-grade Kansas license.)
  • Middle School English (5-8 grades Kansas license)
  • Middle School History (5-8 grades Kansas license)
  • Middle School Mathematics (5-8 grades Kansas license)
  • High Incidence Special Education (required for a provisional license and admission in a Master of Education with an emphasis in high incidence special education.)
  • English for Speakders of Other Languages (ESOL) (P-12 license level)


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