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Teacher Education

Elementary Education, Combined B.S. & M.Ed.

  • Major

Inspire, encourage and support the next generation of learners.

Overview

The teacher education program at McPherson College focuses on three major levels of licensure in the Elementary Education major: 6-12 Licensure, K-6 Licensure and PK-12 Licensure. This allows you to focus on a specific grade range. We’re committed to developing service-oriented educators who effectively blend the art and science of teaching.

Because your professors have all led a classroom, they have the expertise and experience needed to mentor you as you become a great teacher. You’ll gain real-world insight into all sizes of schools through classroom observation and practicums. Experience what it’s like to lead a classroom first-hand through experiential learning opportunities that begin early in Wichita or Chicago.

If you want to increase your earning potential at the beginning of your career and further your impact, McPherson offers an accelerated teacher program that combines a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just four years.

Major

  • Elementary Education

    The mission of the Teacher Education Program of McPherson College is to develop service-oriented educators who effectively blend the art and science of teaching.

  • Combined B.S & M.Ed.

    Get a combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees with licensure in K-6 Elementary Education plus an added endorsement of either ESOL or Special Education completed in just four years.

Featured Teacher Education Student Story

teacher ed student Kendryk Rankin
  • “It really seemed like the smart thing to do. I will enter the field at a better pay scale because of my higher degree."

    Kendryk Rankin '21, Elementary Education

    The best way to achieve what you want is to set goals and then pay attention to time management according to Kendryk Rankin. Graduating with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in four years in elementary education and special education is the goal in sight for him and is possible through the Combined Degree program offered in the teacher education department.

Licensures

  • K-6

    Elementary Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, High-Incidence Special Education

  • 6-12

    Biology, Chemistry, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages, History and Government, Mathematics, Psychology, High-Incidence Special Education, Speech/Theatre

  • PK-12

    Art, Health, Music, Physical Education, Spanish

Experiences & Outcomes

  • Combined BS and MEd program

    Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Program

    McPherson College is offering an accelerated teacher education program to incoming freshman which leads to: B.S. and M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction degrees with a KSDE licensure, plus an added endorsement of either ESOL or Special Education completed in just four years.

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  • Student Teaching

    Student Teaching

    Students learn by applying their knowledge during practica and student teaching in classrooms throughout the McPherson area.

    Practica & Student Teaching