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Comprehensive Exam

All students in the Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education in Teaching, Educational Administration Building Level, and Educational Administration District Licensure programs are required to complete a comprehensive exam during one of their last two semesters of study.

The exam is designed to allow students to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of content from their course work and the ability to exercise critical thinking skills in order to address contemporary issues and challenges within the profession.

The Comps are delivered as a Canvas course and are offered each semester. Students will have unlimited access to the exam during the entire period it is open.  

To register for the Comprehensive Exam, consult the comprehensive exam schedule and please contact Darcy Stevens or at 620-341-5776.

Department Essay

In order to be admitted into any of the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education graduate programs, you must complete and pass the Department Essay.

Enrollment Dates

  • Spring enrollment begins in October
  • Summer and Fall enrollment begins in March

Intent to Graduate

You did it ( ...or almost did ...or want to know what you need to know to complete it)! All students must submit completed "intent to graduate" forms by the deadline posted for the semester that you anticipate graduating. Deadlines are as follows:

  • March 1 for Summer graduates
  • July 1 for Fall graduates
  • November 1 for Spring graduates

Failure to give notice of intent to graduate can cause a delay in the awarding of your degree. If you are completing a non-degree program, you do not need to complete an intent to graduate. You must be enrolled in at least one credit hour during the semester you plan to graduate.


If you have any questions about licensure with the Kansas Department of Education, please contact Andra Baldwin at 620-341-5412.


Praxis Exam information for Kansas


Department Resources

Undergraduate Program

- Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education

-- Program of Study
-- Course Descriptions
-- Decision Points

Secondary Education Teaching Fields:

- Phase I

- Phase II


Graduate Programs

- Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction

-- Program of Study
-- Course Descriptions


- Master of Science, Educational Administration Building-Level

-- Program of Study
-- Course Descriptions


- Educational Administration - District-Level Certification

-- Program of Study
-- Course Descriptions
-- Licensure


- Master of Education in Teaching

-- Program of Study
-- Course Descriptions


- Driver Education Certificate

-- Course Descriptions

Other Resources

- About the Department

Faculty & Staff



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- IT Help Desk

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Academic Resources

- APA Format Guide