College of Education
If you think nothing could be more rewarding than teaching young people the knowledge and skills they need to become productive members of society, look no further.
Education and technology go hand-in-hand at Fort Hays State University. Through the College of Education, students become leaders in classrooms, schools, communities, and industries.
Working with local, state, regional, and national agencies, the College of Education prepares students for fulfilling careers as educators with the tools to teach effectively. Preparation is based on technical skills, knowledge acquired through liberal arts and sciences, professional education courses, and clinical experiences. Through these experiences, teachers and other school personnel are prepared to ensure excellence in teaching while actively investing in their own professional development.
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Education at Fort Hays State University! This website showcases the many successes of our candidates, faculty, and staff. We take great pride in preparing early childhood, elementary and secondary teachers, special education teachers, school specialists in reading, library media, English as a Second or Other Language, counselors, and school administrators for schools. We also prepare community counselors and business/industrial personnel. We offer bachelor, master, and education specialist degrees housed in two outstanding departments - Advanced Education Programs and Teacher Education.
We are committed to offering quality programs that prepare candidates to meet state and national standards. The programs offered through our College have been accredited through the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The College has caring, knowledgeable faculty members who love to teach. Faculty members are excellent academicians and practitioners, with knowledge grounded both in theory and school/industry-based experiences. They conduct meaningful research and provide service that positively impacts the lives of our partners, community, university, and specialized professions. Our students are exceptional and equally committed to excellence in education.
We invite you to explore our site and learn more about the people, programs, and initiatives that help us achieve the college’s research, teaching, and service mission. I hope you find these pages helpful. Please contact us with any questions.
Dr. Paul Adams
Dean, College of Education
Anschutz Professor of Education and Professor of Physics
Tk20 is the College of Education's reporting and assessment system. The system allows the College of Education faculty to seamlessly monitor and report on the critical program-based assessments aligned with the accreditation standards. The system also serves as a storehouse for student artifacts, including a portfolio system which will be accessible for students long after they graduate from FHSU.
Students will be notified by the faculty if they are to submit an assignment into the Tk20 system. The faculty will assess the assignments using the standards and rubrics created within Tk20. Key field assessments such as the early field experiences, internships, and student teaching experiences will also be evaluated through Tk20 by the cooperating teacher, mentor teacher, and university supervisors.
Students, faculty and staff can access Tk20 by logging in with their Tiger Tracks username and password. Cooperating teachers, mentor teachers and university supervisors will use their email address to access the system. Please use the links below to access the Tk20 site and to find out more information.
College Honors and Awards
The College of Education is thrilled with its most recent honor. We were ranked #6 in the nation by the National Council on Teacher Quality "Best Value" Colleges of Education. news events and people for more information.