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The Education curriculum is designed to provide the first two years of the state-prescribed professional education courses and related general education courses that will lead to the bachelor’s degree with state certification for teaching.

The curriculum consists of general requirements, as well as, courses from your area of emphasis. You are encouraged to consult your advisor to identify your area of emphasis, as well as, specific requirements of your transfer school.

You should have a 2.75 GPA and a minimum of 50 college credit hours upon entering the teacher education program at a four year institution. You may be required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or another entrance examination. These requirements are necessary in order for you to be formally admitted to most teacher education programs.

Students interested in coaching may obtain an endorsement to coach without completing a physical education curriculum.

Elementary Education (featuring the Degree In Three partnership with FHSU!)

The Elementary Education curriculum prepares you to teach in elementary, middle and junior high school. 

Barton’s Degree In Three partnership with Fort Hays State University makes it possible to complete a bachelor’s degree in only three years!

Secondary Education 

The Secondary Education curriculum prepares you to teach at the junior and high school levels.

Special Education 

The Special Education curriculum prepares you to teach students with mild/moderate mental or physical disabilities. Students interested in licensure in special education should first explore the requirements for obtaining a teaching license in elementary or secondary education. Special education in many four-year institutions is a minor program leading to a special education endorsement to the regular teaching license. Coursework in special education is usually completed during the junior or senior year of a four year bachelor's degree education program.

Physical Education 

The Physical Education curriculum prepares you to teach elementary, junior high/middle school, and high school physical education. Many students interested in physical education also complete a curriculum leading to secondary coaching, although an endorsement to coach are available.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides
Associate in Science

Check out the Bulletin of Classes for a full listing of courses available.

Elementary Education

Elementary Education
Elementary Education - Transfer and/or Articulated Coursework
Elementary Education - Kansas University
Elementary Education - Wichita State University 
Elementary Education - Degree in Three Transfer Program with Fort Hays State University

Physical Education

Physical Education - Transfer and/or Articulated Coursework

Secondary Education

Secondary Education - Transfer and/or Articulated Coursework

Special Education

Special Education - Transfer to school in Kansas or Articulation Agreement

Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Education curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Education courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Education or related field. Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transferability.

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