Haskell’s School of Education is dedicated to the mission of developing Native Leaders for tomorrow’s learners. The Elementary Teacher Education Program (ETEP), within Haskell’s School of Education is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education to prepare teacher candidates for professional teacher licensure, kindergarten through sixth grade.
Students seeking this training, first complete the Associates of Science degree in Para-Professional Education during freshman and sophomore enrollment. Courses within the Para-Professional Education of Science program guide students to meet the general education requirements specified by Haskell Indian Nations University as well as course work within the ETEP to support a career in para-professional education.
Following successful completion of the Associate of Science Para-Professional Education Degree, students seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education apply for admission to Haskell’s SOE/ETEP. When accepted, teacher candidates follow a four-semester program of study. The Elementary Teacher Education Program of study includes course work and field placements aligned with the Kansas Professional Educator Standards and Early Childhood-Late Childhood Standards designed to develop Native Leaders/Native Teachers for a variety of educational communities. Students engage in course work addressing foundational information and theory, developmentally appropriate practice, reflective thinking, differentiated instruction, professional dispositions and responsibilities. The capstone experience, student teaching, during the final phase of the Elementary Teacher Education Program includes a full semester of student teaching and completion of the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio.