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Elementary Education / BEST

Big changes in small packages

Learn the basics of elementary education at Butler and then transfer to a four-year college. As you learn from experienced educators in small classroom environments, you become adept at current trends and learning theories in education. This K-6 degree prepares you to ignite young minds through field experience and the latest technology. By obtaining your associate degree at Butler, you spend less money and gain real-world, hands-on experience.


Teacher Education Pathway Scholarship

The WSU Teacher Education Pathways initiative covers the cost of tuition and student fees for high school students who enroll in Butler’s ED 206 - Introduction to Teaching course. This funding is limited and will be distributed by the earliest dates of enrollment, so high school students interested in this opportunity are encouraged to enroll as early as possible. In addition, any student who completes the Elementary Education pathway at Butler will be eligible for the $1,000 Shocker Teacher Scholarship if they transfer into the Teacher Apprentice, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Unified major at WSU. Contact Jacqueline Strunk at jstrunk5@butlercc.edu or 316.323.6296 when enrolling to receive this scholarship. 


ICYMI: Elementary 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 elementary 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 elementary 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.


Estimated Tuitition for Elementary Education/BEST: $8,005**

Tuition Total: $6,283
Student Fees Total: $1,647
Course Fees Total: $75

**This includes two years of tuition and student fees based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 65 credit hours. Registration fee of $15 each semester not included. Technology Access Charge not included. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific electives.