Southeast Kansas benefits from the offering of several undergraduate and graduate programs with the same quality education you expect from Newman University - without the need to travel to Wichita, Kansas.
Southeast Kansas Newman University Locations
Newman University is located in the Academic Building on the Independence Community College
To get to the room, go into the door by they Library, down the stairs on the right and down the windy hall. The room is located close to the exit in room 126.
Graduates of the Elementary Teacher Education Program can be licensed to teach kindergarten through 6th grade and may complete middle level endorsements in math, science, English or social studies.
Newman University's Elementary Teacher Education Program is now available in southeast Kansas. The Teacher Education Program may be completed in 16 months and is available at both Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas and at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas. Our program features small classes, face-to-face instruction, qualified, caring instructors, and personalized advisement.
Once you have completed the general education requirements at your local community college, it only takes 16 months to complete the elementary Teacher Education Program (TEP). The teaching internship semester is part of the 16 month program. Students may enter the program only in the fall. All courses in the program are offered at night, three to four evenings each week except for the 16 weeks internship. What makes this program more unique than other programs?
- Ideal for transfer students
- 16 month including student teaching semester
- Convenient evening classes
- Face to face Instruction
- Experienced in-classroom instructors
We are located at both Independence Community College and Labette Community College.
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, school, and society.
What are the Teacher Education Program (TEP) entrance requirements?
- Cumulative 2.5 GPA
- 60 or more credit hours
- Completion of all general education courses (up to 6 hours may be approved for completion after admission to program)
- Application approval to the NU School of Education
- Passing assessment test-ACT or PPST
- A minimum grade of "C" in select courses
- Click here for a complete list of TEP requirements
- A statement of your personal connection with the School of Education’s Conceptual Framework
Transferable credits by college:
You can complete your Elementary Education K-6 Degree in 16 months with face-to-face instruction at both Independence Community College and Labette Community College. General education courses may be completed at a community college near you. Easy transfer of credits from:
- Allen County Community College
- Coffeyville Community College
- Independence Community College
- Labette Communuity College
- Neosho County Community College
For more information contact:
Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Elementary Education Program and Coordinator of Distance Teacher Education Programs, S.E. Kansas
316-942-4291, ext. 2346