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Secondary Education

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Make a difference in a child’s life, and become a teacher. When you study secondary education at Butler, you learn teaching from experienced educators, both on campus and in area schools for your real-world experience. You expand your knowledge and complete the first two years of your teaching degree for less cost than at a traditional four-year college. After you receive your associate degree in secondary education, you can transfer seamlessly into a content-specific secondary education bachelor’s degree program.



ICYMI: Secondary Education is Eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage

Kansas Promise Scholarship LogoKicking off 2021, students qualifying for the Kansas Promise Scholarship can now go after their two-year secondary education degree and have their costs for tuition, fees and books paid for by the state. That’s right – tuition, fees and books at no out-of-pocket cost. This revolutionary $10 million program only gets better with the Butler Advantage – quality secondary ed education respected by employers. Get the Butler Advantage! Visit our Kansas Promise Act webpage to review scholarship qualifications, learn about the application process, and check out other eligible programs.


Educate The State

Educate the state


Butler is proud to be part of Educate the State, a joint public-private partnership designed to make a secondary education degree simple and more affordable for Kansas students.

With K-12 teachers in high demand, Educate the State allows you to save thousands of dollars in tuition while pursuing a teaching degree, earning teaching licenses and impacting the lives of Kansans.

As a result of this partnership, Butler secondary education graduates can transfer directly to one of three private Kansas colleges while keeping their credits and paying a discounted rate of $300 per credit hour.


  • Graduate from Butler as a Secondary Education major and maintain major upon transfer.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Transfer as a full-time student (12+ credit hours per semester) to Friends University, Newman University or Southwestern College based on your concentration area.