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Students desiring to become teachers have two basic routes available to them. To become an Early Childhood Unified (Birth to Age 8) or Elementary Education (K-6) teacher, a candidate will need to complete a traditional program that involves a semester of student teaching after all of the major and pedagogical courses are completed. For teaching at the middle or high school levels, the traditional program can also be completed or the Transition to Teaching (T2T) path. The Transition to Teaching program requires that a person have a bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent coursework to a major in a content area and are employed to teach in Kansas in that area. They then take the education courses online while teaching.
IMPORTANT: Candidates applying to the Teacher Education program must complete a Background Check. Candidates applying for student teaching must complete a Background Check if they have not previously completed one. Verification of a currently valid Kansas Emergency Substitute License will be accepted in place of the Background Check.
Mrs. Kerry SchuckmanLicensure OfficerRarick Hall 220B785-628-4542
B.S. in Business Administration-Marketing,Kansas State University, 1982Worked for various marketing and marketing research firms in Dallas and Kansas City before moving to Hays.Employed in FHSU College of Education and Technology since 1990 -- Licensure Officer since 1994.