Education - Secondary

also Special Education

Fulfill your dream of becoming an educator or develop your passion for working with young people by exploring the education department at Hesston College. Your Hesston education will provide you with the strong foundation that you will need for upper-level studies in Secondary Education.

Why begin my teacher education journey at Hesston College?

  • Hesston College instructors focus their efforts on the development of first and second year education students.
  • Through engaging class sessions, you will gain a thorough understanding of the current world of education as you, for the first time, view school through a teacher’s eyes.
  • The Hesston community warmly welcomes education students to participate in classroom observation, reading tutoring and after school programs.
  • Surrounding school districts of Newton and Wichita provide more diverse settings for observation and field trips.

“The education classes that Hesston College provided during my freshman and sophomore years helped to confirm that I was called to be a teacher. From the beginning, I was able to experience education within a classroom through observation and field placements. I value the overall education I received at Hesston and realize that I do so because of the professors who went above and beyond their duties for me. All of my professors made it clear that they were not only there for me academically, but spiritually and personally as well.”

-Jenna Roth, Frankton, Ind., Class of 2001

How will a two-year school provide the basis for a bachelor teaching degree?

  • Your Hesston academic advisor will guide you into the specific liberal arts courses that you will need for licensure at your chosen transfer institution.
  • Prepare for your upper level teacher education program by taking the first education courses at Hesston – Introduction to Education, Education Field Experience and Exceptional Students.
  • Take the opportunity to establish a well-rounded foundation by exploring related interests such as early childhood education (with the on-campus lab school), Spanish, art, music...and other interests.

Plan of Study for Secondary Education (A.A. degree)

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