Newman's Education Program is among the best in the region. Students who choose Newman receive the benefit of attending a private liberal arts university that features small classes and personalized instruction and advisement. Newman University trains more teachers than any other private college or university in Kansas. Students in the secondary education program may earn licensure in biology, chemistry English, history/government, or mathematics.
The School of Education seeks to educate and inspire students to become competent, caring, reflective practitioners who are intellectually and spiritually motivated to transform self, schools and society.
The School of Education will be recognized as a model center of best practices that serves a diverse population and inundates schools with competent and caring educational leaders who can inspire the profession and increase critical resources.
Desi, Spring '10
My journey through the Education Program has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. The biggest part of what makes this program so outstanding is the faculty.
Students have opportunities to be engaged in research in their undergraduate program during their internship semester.
Classrooms are SMART rooms and have the availability of current technology used in area schools. Instruction features small class sizes and hands-on activities and projects. Classes are offered in the daytime and evening with the same instructor. Newman graduates regularly cite close collaboration with talented, dedicated faculty as one of the most meaningful experiences at Newman.
In fulfilling the mission of educating caring, reflective practitioners, the School of Education expects undergraduate program graduates to be educators who are knowledgeable, caring, reflective, visionary, collaborative and ethical.
Newman offers scholarships for education majors from select Kansas community colleges.
Middle Level Endorsements
Students in both the elementary and secondary programs may also choose to add additional content areas to their teaching license by completing the requirements for a middle level endorsement. Students in the Newman University teacher education program may add endorsements to teach middle level students in grades 5-8 with a recommendation from Newman University in history, mathematics, science, and English-language arts. In order for a student to be recommended by the Newman School of Education for an endorsement, they must complete 15 credit hours in the content area, complete a middle level methods course, complete a student teaching experience in grades 5-8, and pass the standardized licensure test in the endorsement content area.
Newman University's Elementary Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in partnership with the Kansas State Board of Education.