The Tomorrow's Teacher Scholarship Program has been established to attract and reward the best and the brightest young Kansans who wish to pursue a career in teaching and desire to attend Kansas State University.


The scholarship committee is looking for tomorrow's teachers to be well-rounded individuals who have vision, common sense, a basic understanding of business, and a willingness to serve the community.


The Tomorrow's Teacher Scholarship Program was started in 1999. Since then, 147 K-State students have graduated and moved on to enrich the lives of Kansas youth across the state. 19 award recipients are currently attending K-State.


Tomorrow's Teacher Award

Recipients receive a cash award of $5,000 for each school year to help defray the cost of tuition and books.

Barbara C. Blatz Award

Recipients receive a one-time stipend of $500 to be used for tuition or books.

Elvon & Lydia Skeen Award

Recipients receive a cash award of $2,000 for each school year to help defray the cost of tuition and books.

Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers for a diverse and changing world.

Teaching is Important

Our state and country need dedicated teachers who nurture our youth. They must encourage and inspire students to become knowledgeable citizens while equipping them for success in the workplace. If that sounds good to you, the profession needs you!

Because teaching is about the transfer of knowledge, it requires an amazing set of skills to reach each learner. That’s precisely what K-State’s College of Education has been doing for more than 150 years – preparing teachers, imparting best practices, and supporting them in their early years in the profession.

K-State College of Education graduates are sought after in the job market because employers are keenly aware of the program’s academic rigor, the enriching classroom experiences and stringent professional requirements.

Accreditation and Awards

K-State’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the program is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation standards. In 2016, not only was the program reaccredited, there were zero Areas for Improvement (known as AFIs) noted in the final report—a rarity in higher education.

Upon the successful completion of your courses and clinical teaching semester, you’ll have to pass licensure exams administered through the Kansas State Department of Education. Then, you will be licensed and ready to lead a classroom.

Since 2010, the college has earned 14 national/international awards celebrating excellence in diversity, elementary education, military-connected student initiatives, programming for special needs adults, and more.

Teaching Experience

K-State’s future teachers have classroom experiences as early as their sophomore year. Frequent exposure to real-life classrooms supports theories espoused in professional courses and provides for robust learning. Technology is a key component of the curriculum and our graduates are ready for the classroom on day one.

There are many opportunities to interact with K-12 students whether, it be through professional hours, the Summer STEM Institute, tutoring or any other number of clubs, groups and organizations.

K-State Teaching Programs

  • Early Childhood Unified Education, Birth – Kindergarten
  • Elementary Education, K-6th grade
  • Secondary Education, 6th – 12th grade
    • Agriculture
    • Art (P-12)
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • English
    • English/Journalism
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Journalism
    • Math
    • Modern Languages (Chines, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) (P-12)
    • Music (P-12)
    • Physical Education/Health (P-12)
    • Physics
    • Social Studies
    • Speech/Theater

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