Southeast Kansas

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.

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Elementary Education

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.

Mission: 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, schoold, and society.

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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.

Map to Newman University on the Independence Community College Campus

Map to Newman University on the Labette Community College Campus


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

Teacher education application 2013-2014

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

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For more information contact:

Guy Glidden, Ph.D.