A proud tradition of learning

Effective teachers are a key to the future of the region and to the future of the nation. At Washburn University, we pride ourselves in training the very best teachers – teachers who inspire their students and who work effectively with each student’s unique talents and needs. What’s more, our strong partnerships with local districts ensures that our students have ample opportunity to gain practical experience as they earn their degrees.

Meet alumna success story LaTasha Shinn

Alumna LaTasha Shinn, a Highland Park High School graduate, went back to school as a transfer student and an adult learner, hoping to better her and her family's life. She fell in love with the professors in the Education department and says they helped make her transition to Washburn an easy one. LaTasha says the University equipped her with a toolbox of ideas to use in her classroom, where she teaches the third grade at Jardine Elementary in Topeka.

STEM Educator's Conference

STEM Educator's Conference

  • Science is more than just a school subject.  Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offer a fundamental way of understanding and changing the world for the better.  Come and learn the latest techniques in teaching science, technology, engineering and math at this full day conference on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.
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Learn at Home

  • Education Department faculty and students are developing at home learning activities for children. This resource is updated regularly.

For information directly from ETS

Visit the Kansas requirements page of the ETS testing information website to register for your test or learn more.

Content Tests

Candidates applying for licensure must take and pass the required content test(s). The following information is provided to help ensure that you sign up for and take the correct test for your licensure.

Elementary Codes:

To be licensed in:

Take this test

Test Code

Qualifying Score

Elementary K-6

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

 

 5622


 160

Elementary

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching
(On–screen four-function calculator provided.)

7811

Pass each of the subtests

Reading and Language Arts CKT Subtest


7812

 

159

 

 

Mathematics CKT Subtest(On–screen four-function calculator provided.)


7813

 


147

 

 

Science CKT Subtest

7814

 

150

 

 


Social Studies CKT Subtest

7815

 

157

 

Early Childhood Unified, Birth-Grade 3

Education Young Children

and

Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood

5024

 

5691

160

 

159

English/Language Arts 5-8

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

158

History Comprehensive 5-8

Middle School Social Studies

5089

155

Mathematics 5-8

Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.)

5169

157

Science 5-8

Middle School Science

5440

150

Secondary Licensure Test Codes

To be licensed in:

Take this Test

Test Code

Qualifying Score

Biology

Biology: Content knowledge

5235

150

Chemistry

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

152

English Language Arts 6-12

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

162

History and Government 6-12

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

158

Mathematics 6-12

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

5161

152

Any Secondary Level license

Principles of Learning and Teaching

5624

160

All Levels Licensure Tests

To be licensed in:

Take this Test

Test Code

Qualifying Score

Art

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

160

Music

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

152

Physical Education

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

148

French

French: World Language

5174

159

Spanish

Spanish: World Language

5195

165

Any P-12 license

Principles of Learning and Teaching

(recommended for WU students)

5624

160

Graduate Program Codes:

To be licensed in:

You Need to Take

Test Code

Test

Score

Building Leadership

School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(Must use SLS website to register.)

6990

151

District Leadership

School Superintendent Assessment
(Must user SLS website to register.)

6991

162

High Incidence Special Education

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

5543

155

Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

5301

164

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Education

Department of Education
Carnegie Hall, Room 202
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1427

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