Western 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.
Teacher Education Program
Complete your Elementary Education K-6 Degree in 16 months with face-to-face instruction in Dodge City and Garden City or through interactive television in Great Bend, Hutchinson, Liberal, Pratt, Ulysses, Scott City, Sharon and Syracuse.
Once you have completed the general education requirements at your community college, it takes two years to complete the Teacher Education Program (TEP). The teaching internship semester is part of the 16-month program. Students enter the program in the fall. Most courses in the program are offered at night two or three evenings each week, with some summer coursework required.
Teacher Education Program Requirements
- Cumulative 2.5 GPA
- 60 or more credit hours
- Completion of all general education courses (may have 6 hours still to complete)
- Completion of application to the School of Education
- Passing assessment test-ACT or Core Assessment (R,W,M)
- To receive a degree or recommendation for licensure from Newman, a student must take at least 30 hours from NU
General Education Transferable Credits by College
Please visit our articulation degree page.
Can I transfer in credits?
- A student may transfer in a maximum of 74 community college credit hours into the TEP program.
- There is not a limit to the number of transfer credit hours from a four-year institution.
If I already have a degree, am I eligible for the Teacher Education Program and Licensure?
- Yes, a four-year bachelor’s degree or an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from an accredited community college will meet the university’s general education requirements.
- In addition, if a student has a four-year degree and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, the Core Assessment requirement will be waived.
- Associate of Science and Associate of Arts students must also have a “C” in select courses.
- For degree and licensure students must complete the university's theology and philosophy requirements.
English as a Second Language (ESOL) Endorsement Program
In Kansas and throughout the nation, there is a growing need for teachers who can provide instruction and educational support when English is the second language for students. Newman University provides the specific courses that are required for Kansas Licensure Endorsement as an ESOL Teacher. These courses can also be used as the basis for a M.S. ED. Degree Program in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in English as a Second Language.
ContactHennessy Hall on the old Saint Mary's campus, west entrance
236 San Jose, Suite 39, Dodge City, KS 67801
Hours of Operation
M-F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.