Areas of Greatest Need | 2014


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College of Education 

Wichita State University has been preparing teachers for more than 100 years. As continuation of that legacy, the following programs are taught through the College of Education:

Counseling, Educational and School Psychology
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership

Human Performance Studies
Sport Management


College of Education FY 2014 Priorities


circle arrow Immediate Priorities


Mentor Center Support Fund

Mentor Center will train first/second-year teacher mentors for school districts around Kansas. With an approximate budget of $80,000 to operate annually, the fundraising target for the Center starting out is $40,000 in private support to go along with fees to cover the remaining funding needed.


  • Pre-Service Teachers: Scholarships to recruit and support students that are pursuing a career in teaching.

  • Sport Management: Scholarships to recruit and support both undergraduate and graduate students majoring in sport management.


circle arrow Emerging Priorities


Money for student, faculty, program and project support critical to the success of the College of Education is expected to make up the remainder of the academic priorities, but is not necessarily currently envisioned by academic and Foundation leadership in the detailed format as the priorities listed above.


circle arrow Visionary Priorities


Center for Excellence in STEM Education and STEM Scholars Program:
The center would focus resources and funding to recruit and develop students in the STEM areas, provide professional development for teachers and WSU faculty, and develop undergraduate and graduate programs in STEM areas, such as an initial teacher licensure program in Engineering Education and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM area of specialization. Graduate Teaching Assistantships will be included in the development of the doctoral degree program.

Higher Education Certification Program:
This program would provide a certificate for those students or professionals pursuing teaching in higher education as a career.

Sport Management Conference:
The sport management program would host a national conference with the goal of having prominent speakers to draw professionals and students from across the country. This type of conference would build the reputation and reach of the program and WSU.

Human Performance Studies Scholarships:
Identify and develop program alumni as prospects to produce scholarships for recruiting and supporting undergraduate and graduate students majoring in human performance studies.

Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology Scholarships:
Identify and develop program alumni as prospects to produce scholarships for recruiting and supporting undergraduate and graduate students majoring in counseling, educational leadership, and educational and school psychology.


Make Your Impact


Jessica Treadwell For further information about how you can help the College of Education, please contact:

Jessica Treadwell, MSL
Director of Development for the College of Education
Phone: 316-978-6842

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