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.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Fort Hays State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Must obtain a KSDE Restricted Teaching License and have an offer of employment as a teacher in the subject area you qualify for.