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Department of Teacher Education
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 244
Phone: 785-628-4204
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The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Kansas State Department of Education

The Department of Teacher EducationBest Value among Colleges of Education

FHSU’s nationally ranked teacher education programs combine theory and pedagogy with robust, real-world classroom experiences. Our unique programs and our dedication to working with the latest in educational technology provide a richer, more hands-on, and more marketable teaching education.

Teacher Education Programs

The Department of Teacher Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Early Childhood Unified, Elementary Education and Secondary Education in addition to a Special Education minor, a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and education workshops. Most academic programs in the department are offered both on-campus and online. Click on the buttons below to learn more about each program.

Nationally Ranked Teacher Education Programs

U.S. News and World Report, in partnership with the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), has ranked our secondary education program 3rd in the nation and our elementary education program 12th in the nation.

Teacher Education at FHSU: Forward thinking. World ready.

Educating young minds is a vital and meaningful career—after all, teachers hold the future in their hands. That’s why FHSU teacher education degree programs are so uniquely designed:

  • Unique Teacher Residency Option. If you are interested in immersive hands-on experience in which you'll learn by doing, the FHSU Teacher Residency for elementary majors may be right for you.
  • Education Technology. You’ll learn how to positively impact student learning using the latest in educational technology.
  • Practicing What We Teach. Our professors and instructors aren’t just great college-level faculty; they’ve taught in early childhood, elementary and high school classrooms.
  • Open Educational Resources. We are committed to keeping education accessible, and many Teacher Education courses incorporate Open Education Resources (OERs). OERs are free to the student, so you'll save some money because you won't have to buy textbooks for every Teacher Education course. In fact, we've been named the #6 Best Value among Colleges of Education in the nation, and #1 in Kansas!
    Best Value among Colleges of Education

By matching your passion to teach with our unique, professional teacher education training, we hope to make you one of tomorrow’s best teachers.

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