Newman University was founded in 1933 with the purpose of training future teachers. The School of Education and Social Work is continuing the legacy of preparing students to transform society in the Wichita area, throughout Kansas and across the nation. To meet the needs of all students, programs are offered in Wichita and through outreach locations in western Kansas, southeast Kansas and Colorado Springs.
The teacher education program is committed to preparing educators to serve public, private and Catholic Schools locally and nationally. Our graduates are prepared to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of the students they serve. The experienced and highly trained education faculty members are ready to work closely with pre-service teachers to prepare them for a successful journey toward a teaching career.
The Social Work program offers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. This versatile degree program offers student experiences in and out of the classroom that include courses in diversity, spirituality, leadership and practice skills as well as unique field placement opportunities reserved specifically for Newman students.