In addition to general education components, professional education course components are required.
Prospective secondary teachers should secure a “teaching major” in the subject field of concentration. These “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 Sheets available in the Academic Catalog or from the Chair of the Division of Education. Included is a listing of the secondary education degrees offered at Friends University and their teaching major field requirements. Please see the Education Department for complete program outlines.
A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each Natural Science or Education Division required course applied to the major or minor.
All Education students must meet the following Division of Education academic standards:
- Achieve and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0. 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 K-12 majors. A 2.75 GPA in major field courses and supporting requirements are needed for elementary majors.
Bachelor of Science
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.