Master of Science in Education / Transition to Teaching
Fort Hays State University

Program Details

The Restricted Teaching License Alternative Pathway is one of numerous routes to the classroom. It is intended to respond to the needs of school districts when hiring qualified, licensed teachers. It is designed to recruit professionals who have a bachelor’s, master’s degree, or equivalent coursework in a content area they want to teach and are seeking a career change. Heritage language speakers with a bachelor’s degree or higher can also utilize the restricted licensure to teach their native languages. This pathway provides an opportunity for these individuals to have immediate access to start teaching under a restricted license while completing professional education pedagogy coursework to become fully licensed.


This program requires a 4-day induction course.
  • Must have an earned bachelor's degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA on your last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Valid teaching license
  • Official transcripts
  • International students with 3-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the graduate dean
  • Successful background check
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission