Education Advising Center FAQ
No, the KU School of Education includes those majors as well. There are programs in teacher education (through the Department of Curriculum and Teaching) and in health and sports fields (through the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences). The academic advisors within the KU School of Education Advising Center work with all students, regardless of the major within the School.
Depending on individual course history, GPA, and program requirements, students will be ready to apply to the programs in the KU School of Education at different points during their time at KU. For this reason it is recommended that students who intend to apply to the School meet with Pre-Education advisors as soon as they are considering the KU School of Education to help ensure a successful application.
The programs below currently accept applications in the fall semester only:
- Unified Early Childhood
- Community Health
- Elementary Education
- Middle Education (Science / Math / English)
- Secondary Education (History & Government / English)
- Foreign Language Education (Spanish / German / French / Russian / Japanese / Chinese / Latin)
The programs below currently accept applications in the spring semester only:The programs below currently accept applications in either the Fall or Spring semester:
Students in Health, Sport, & Exercise Science programs spend their final semester in an internship. HSES internships must be completed within a fifty (50) mile radius of Lawrence, unless the student has above a 3.0, which enables the student to seek an internship outside of the fifty (50) mile range. Students must meet all requirements, including having a have a 2.75 cumulative GPA to student teach.
Athletic Training students have a practicum each semester in their three-year program rather than an internship semester.
We encourage you to visit the KU School of Education web page dedicated specifically to the unique student organizations offered to students. Otherwise, feel free to visit the Welcome Center in Joseph R. Pearson (JRP) Hall, Room 208.
Yes, scholarships are available for students admitted to the KU School of Education. Generally, applications are accepted early in the spring semester, check the KU School of Education website for more details.
The Exercise Science program prepares students to apply for graduate physical therapy programs. It has been designed to meet admission requirements for the University of Kansas Medical Center's Physical Therapy doctoral degree. It also includes requirements needed for admission to other physical therapy programs across the country. Students who plan to enter a graduate physical therapy program should research each of the programs they intend to apply to and check their admission requirements.
Professional programs offered through the KU School of Education require a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for admission, including all transfer credit hours, with the exception of Health & Physical Education. The minimum cumulative GPA, including transfer credit hours, for this program is a 2.50. However, admission to KU School of Education programs is competitive and the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission.
Yes, you may apply if you have not completed or are enrolled in admission requirements. In some cases, students are admitted without all requirements. Talk to an advisor for more information about admission. Students missing a few courses shy of the admission requirements are still encouraged to apply for admission.
No, students may only apply to one program in the KU School of Education at a time.
The KU School of Education has a partnership with the mathematics and science academic departments called UKanTeach. Students interested in these programs can contact the UKanTeach advisors or call (785) 864-7551. The KU School of Education does offer programs in middle level (grades 5-8) science and math education.