In addition to general education components (33 hours), professional education and specialized content course components are required.
Prospective secondary teachers should secure a “teaching major” in the subject field of concentration. “Teaching majors” are not necessarily the same as usual major field concentrations. Therefore, it is imperative for the student to follow the particular patterns outlined on Program Outline Sheet available from the Registrar’s Office or the Chair of the Division of Education.
A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each required course applied to the major.
All Education students must meet the following Division of Education academic standard:
- Achieve and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 with an ACT of 21+ or GPA of 3.0 with a lower ACT or no ACT if transferring. Cumulative GPA includes all post-secondary coursework, as well as dual-credit high school courses.
- Achieve and maintain a Professional Education GPA of 2.75 with no grade lower than a C in a professional education course.
- Achieve and maintain a 2.75 GPA in content area courses for secondary and PreK-12 majors. A 2.75 GPA in major field courses and supporting requirements is needed for elementary majors.
Bachelor of Art
The Teacher Education Unit at Friends University is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, phone: (202) 223-0077. This accreditation includes the undergraduate and graduate levels of professional education programs offered at the institution.