Education at SC

Since 1885, Southwestern College has been educating teachers.  With alumni scattered all over the United States and internationally, SC educator preparation programs equip educators to be the very best in their fields.  As a regionally- accredited college and with CAEP and Kansas State Department of Education accredited programs, our students graduate with bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees having learned the knowledge, expertise, and commitment to serve as an effective educator.

By the numbers:

  • 100% of SC Education Majors on the main campus receive scholarships or tuition assistance
  • 100 + hours are spent in local classrooms prior to student teaching
  • 3.3 is the average GPA of students admitted to the Teacher Education program

Finish Your Degree at SC

Educate The State LogoStudents earning an Associate of Arts from Cowley College or Butler Community College may transfer seamlessly to Southwestern College and enroll immediately in a secondary education program and receive a substantial scholarship!

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SC Alum Tabatha Rosproy Named 2020 National Teacher of the Year

little buildersThe education faculty members have rich and significant experiences in classrooms and schools as teachers, administrators, and leaders.  Consequently, the educator preparation programs provide varied and important learning experiences to help you develop into the teacher/educator you want to be in literacy including classes for English Language Learners, elementary, secondary, special education, or administration. For your convenience, classes are offered face to face and on-line enabling you to have a schedule that includes athletics, performing arts, and work.

In the early childhood program, the education division includes the Southwestern College Learning CenterIt is an educare center, servicing children ages two-and-a-half through fourth grade. The licensed pre-school and afterschool programs provide firsthand experiences in providing educational services and learning how to operate a licensed pre-school. This program enables SC students to have an excellent opportunity to engage little minds and learn firsthand how to, and their own. SC students in all programs are eligible to work at the SC Learning Center.

SC studentsIn addition, SC offers masters programs in Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, as well as the doctor of education with programs in building leadership, district-level leadership and teacher leadership for those who are interested in pursuing higher degrees in their employment.

Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program (KRTA)

Are you a paraprofessional or teacher aide working in a Kansas school district? Through the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program you can earn your bachelor’s degree in elementary education through the online program at Professional Studies/Global Southwestern while continuing to work!

  • On-the-job learning and specialized knowledge
  • Guidance of experienced mentors
  • Gain practical skills, knowledge, and industry-recognized credentials

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Have questions or need more information, email Mark Whitener.


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