Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Science in Education degrees are offered in two programs:

  • Community Health
  • Physical Education Plus

The Community Health program prepares students for health-related careers in county, state and federal health departments, non-profit agencies, private ventures or agencies focusing on health promotion, corporate wellness, crisis intervention, drug/alcohol recovery, adoption, services for the elderly. In addition to general education requirements, the program includes major requirements, a complementary minor, and a 14 credit hour internship (40 hours a week for 15 weeks).

The Physical Education Plus program leads to teacher licensure for grades pre-Kindergarten through 12th in physical education. The program enables teacher candidates to 1) apply for a Kansas state teaching license with an endorsement in Physical Education (PK-12), and 2) prepare them to pursue endorsement in an additional secondary teaching field, or complete a minor in another academic area. In addition to a broad range of general education classes, students take coursework in biological and exercise sciences, teaching methods, and health and fitness related classes. Students in the program gain experience through practicums in school settings each semester. The final semester of the program consists of student teaching in two different grade levels.