Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

The structure and general operation of the Teacher Education Program are designed to meet the regulations and requirements of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The operation of the Teacher Education Program is the responsibility of the Department of Teacher Education. The policies, programs, and licensure requirements for P-12, elementary, and secondary education are reviewed by the Teacher Education Committee. The MidAmerica Nazarene University Teacher Education Program meets the requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. Professional licensure varies from state to state. Therefore, students planning to teach in other states are advised to consult the appropriate State Department of Education to determine requirements for licensure. 

Criteria for Admission into the Teacher Education Program:

For students to be recommended for admission to the Teacher Education Program they must have met the following requirements.

  1. “B-”or better in EDUC 1001 Education Seminar
  2. Acceptable, formal application to the Teacher Education Program. (Application filled out in EDUC 1001)
  3. Three satisfactory recommendations by faculty members
  4. At least 28 semester hours of college work
  5. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in all program stipulated coursework
  6. “C” or better in MATH 1223 College Algebra or MATH 2503 Applied Math with Stats
  7. “C” or better in ENGL Eng. Comp I: Writing & Rhetoric or ENGL Eng. Comp II: Writing & Research
  8. “C“ or better in COMM 1303 Public Speaking
  9. Approval by the Teacher Education Department and Teacher Education Committee
  10. New: Candidates not meeting requirements may apply for provisional admittance. Candidate success during the provisional semester may provide evidence for full program admittance.

*Program stipulated coursework is defined as all coursework specified to meet a state standard, excluding BLIT 1103, BLIT 1203 & THEO 2003.

Major and Professional Education Grade Requirements

A student must meet the following requirements in order to be placed in a student teaching assignment or be recommended for licensure. 
Elementary: A minimum grade of “B-” and a GPA of 2.75 is required for all courses in professional education and the elementary content area courses.
Secondary: A minimum grade of “B-” and a GPA of 2.75 is required for all courses in professional education. A minimum grade of “C” and a GPA of 2.75 for all courses in the secondary major is required.

Once admitted to the Teacher Education program, candidates are required to have an iPad Air 3 or higher. Admission into the Teacher Education Program allows a student to register for upper-division coursework in education. Failure to make application or complete admission requirements in a timely manner will result in a delay in the student’s progress. 

Admission into the Teacher Education Program does not guarantee the student will be allowed to student teach or be recommended for licensure/endorsement. A student may not be admitted to Teacher Education and Student Teaching during the same semester. Summer school is not considered a semester.

*Program stipulated coursework is defined as all coursework specified to meet a state standard. This includes all courses specified in the program except Discovering the Bible and Christian Beliefs.

**CBASE scores may be substituted by a 24 or higher on the ACT. Licensure only candidates and AS or AA degree holders are exempt from CBASE requirement. If CBASE is not successfully passed, candidates can demonstrate competence by receiving a “B-” or higher in ENGL 1503 and 2003 or a “C” or higher in MATH 1223.

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Olathe, KS 66062-1899
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