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Kansas State University

Kansas State University

Kansas State University


As the largest teacher preparation in the state, the College of Education at Kansas State University has demonstrated the ability to respond to the needs of the global market by offering a mix of initial and advanced degrees that prepare individuals from all geographical areas, socio-economic backgrounds, and cultures to teach. With years of experience working with international students from around the world, highly qualified faculty with English as a Second Language (ESL) experience will prepare native speakers of Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German for teacher licensure. Students can expect to exit the program with the skills necessary to excel in the classroom and beyond. Our Teaching & Learning (TELRN) Graduate Certificate is a great place for career-changers to begin their path of becoming a teacher of World Languages.

This program equips individuals with the instructional practices and theory necessary to teach American students in the United States. With just one more semester of coursework following completion of the certificate, interested candidates could finish a Curriculum and Instruction Master’s Degree with a World Modern Languages concentration. The Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction is intended for advanced graduates seeking to focus on educational research at the local, national, or international level.

Join us and become part of the exciting global momentum K-State is creating in the field of World Language teacher education!

Vision, Mission, and Conceptual Framework

Our Vision:

"Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers for a diverse and changing world."

Our Mission is fulfilled through:

  • the delivery of exemplary instruction to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • production, interpretation, and dissemination of sound and useful research and scholarship;
  • leadership, collaboration, and service within the profession;
  • and promotion, understanding, and celebration of diversity.


Our college embraces accreditation as a primary means of assuring the profession that we meet its highest standards.

  • Kansas Department of Education (KSDE)
  • National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Campus Features

Kansas State University is a four-campus system that values each piece of the puzzle. Each campus has its own strengths and connections that fit perfectly within our university umbrella. Learn more about each of our unique campuses below.


K-State's main campus sits in "The Little Apple," and thrives in its vibrant college-town atmosphere.

The Manhattan campus encompasses more than 2,320 acres, including agricultural and research facilities.

Manhattan has a population of more than 56,000 and enjoys a great relationship with the K-State family.

This campus is situated next door to Fort Riley, a large Army installation, and collaborates on many military-focused projects.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Bio and Agro-defense Facility is being constructed adjacent to campus.


Located within the Kansas Bioscience Park, the Olathe campus provides a direct portal linking the university's powerful research capabilities to the Greater Kansas City area and beyond.

The newest K-State campus, Olathe opened its doors in 2011.

K-State Olathe is focused on expanding the educational and economic growth of the region, particularly for professionals working in the metro area. This campus facilitates many partnerships between researchers and companies, developing technology for industry needs around the world.

K-State Olathe also extends its expertise to K-12 leaders through educational programming in animal health, food safety, and food security.


This professional learning environment is built on theory, research, and industry application, all within a small campus atmosphere located in Salina, Kansas.

The Salina campus is particularly known for its world-class aviation program. A state-of-the-art Student Life Center opened in 2009 and includes a full-size basketball court and various running and fitness areas.

This campus is one of the first and few universities in the nation to offer a bachelor's degree in unmanned aircraft systems and machine learning and autonomous systems. Salina, a city of nearly 48,000, offers access to more than 600 acres of parkland and the annual Smoky Hill River Festival.


K-State Global Campus delivers the educational opportunities of the university to students who want to study online or at a distance.

The Global Campus is home to K-State Online, which offers more than 100 online credit programs, including bachelor's, master's, doctoral, certificate and minor programs.

Starting in 1966, when faculty traveled across the state of Kansas to teach classes, K-State Online now reaches students in all 50 states and 41 countries. K-State Global Campus also offers noncredit training and programs both in person and online that result in certification, acknowledgment of completion, or continuing education hours in a variety of fields.

More than 3,000 learners completed noncredit programs online through the Global Campus in 2020.


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    How to apply

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    Application Documents

    Complete all required sections and upload documents or media to your online application as they are requested. Do not submit documents by email or mail to the graduate school (unless you receive a request).

    Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Students

    The estimated costs information shows the current minimum estimated funds an international applicant must show they have in order to receive the required documents for travel and admission. The funds may be your own, provided by a sponsor, or from a scholarship, or a combination of these. See below for information on the Affidavit required to document your funds.

    Affidavit of Financial Support

    Each application must indicate the source of financial support. Financial support documentation should be accompanied by the Affidavit of Financial Support form verifying that financial support is available for the student while attending Kansas State University. Sponsors must sign the financial affidavit; electronic signatures are not accepted.

    This documentation is required in order to issue an I-20 or DS-2019 and has no bearing on the admission decision.

    Applicants may not need to submit the affidavit of financial support form if they meet the following criteria:

    • H1 visa holder employed full-time, not planning to change visa type
    • H4 dependent of H1 visa holder, not planning to change visa type
    • F1/J1 student visa holder enrolled full-time at another U.S. institution and will not be requesting an I-20 or DS-2019 from Kansas State University now or in the future.
    • Residing in another country outside the U.S. and does not need a student visa (applying for online/distance learning)
    • Holds an I-20 or DS2019 at K-State and is applying for a certificate program in conjunction with their current Master's or Doctoral program at K-State

    Application Fee

    You must pay the application fee to submit your application.

    English Proficiency Requirements

    If your native language is not English, the Graduate School requires each applicant to provide a satisfactory test score for TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

    Scholarships and Funding

    The College of Education is committed to supporting the academic and professional success of our students.

    Office of Student Financial Assistance

    Please contact us to find out more about the financial aid process, student loans, scholarships, grants, employment, veteran's benefits, and tuition deferments. Please note the K-State scholarship priority application dates for future freshmen and transfer students.


    Among the Best

    When you offer an exceptional student experience complete with a wide variety of academic choices, hands-on research opportunities, and extracurricular activities that foster friendship, involvement, and community, you're bound to get noticed both regionally and nationally. We're proud of our reputation for excellence, and the collective K-State family continually does its part to keep our reputation a reality.

    National rankings

    Princeton Review: Best Colleges
    The Princeton Review ranked Kansas State University in multiple categories in the "The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition" report.

    • No. 1 for friendliest students
    • No. 1 for best town-gown relations
    • No. 2 for happiest students
    • No. 4 for best quality of life
    • No. 5 for best student support and counseling services
    • No. 5 for best athletic facilities
    • No. 6 for students who love these colleges
    • No. 6 for best health services
    • No. 8 for best college dorms
    • No. 9 for best career services
    • No. 9 for best campus food
    • No. 9 for college city gets high marks
    • No. 15 for most active student government Princeton Review: Best Value Colleges

    The Princeton Review ranked K-State in multiple categories in the "Best Value Colleges for 2023" report.

    • No. 2 for best alumni networks
    • No. 2 for internships
    • No. 10 for making an impact
    • Money Magazine
    • One of Money Magazine's Best Colleges. (2023)
    • College Rank
    • Top 10 best college towns in the nation. (2022) Regional rankings SmartAsset
    • Top-ranked university value in the state of Kansas (2022) University Magazine
    • No. 1 university in Kansas (2022)

    Student Testimonials


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