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Secondary and P-12, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Topeka, KS, United States
The Secondary and P-12 program of Washburn University offers instruction and clinical experiences leading to P-12 licenses in physical education, music, art, and foreign language (Spanish, French, and German).
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Instruction and clinical experiences leading to 6-12 licenses are offered in Biology, Chemistry, English/Language Arts, History and Government, and Mathematics. Candidates completing a P-12 or 6-12 license in the Secondary and P-12 program of Washburn University complete a major in their teaching disciplines. Upon completion of required course work, candidates receive a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in their subject major, with the exception being students majoring in music, art, or physical education. Music majors receive the Bachelor of Music, Art majors receive a BFA with Teaching Licensure, and physical education majors receive the Bachelor of Education.

Secondary Programs  

  • Biology 6-12 (BS degree)
  • Biology 6-12 (BA degree)
  • Chemistry 6-12 (BA degree)
  • English/Language Arts 6-12 (BA degree) 
  • History and Government 6-12 (BA degree)
  • Mathematics 6-12 (BA degree)   

P-12 Programs   

  • Art (BFA Degree) 
  • General Music (BM Degree)
  • Foreign Language - Spanish (BA Degree)
  • Foreign Language - German (BA Degree)
  • Foreign Language - French (BA Degree)
  • Physical Education (B Ed Degree)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic students can apply to Washburn up until one week prior to the last day to enroll for a given semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • EPIC
  • Educational Psychology
  • Becoming an Ed Professional
  • Integrating Technology
  • Foundations of Education
  • General Secondary Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • International Online Application for Admission
  • Signed and Completed Financial Disclaimer Form
  • Original Financial supporting documents, such as a current bank statement
  • USD $70 non-refundable application/processing fee. Payment options include TouchNet, money order, or bank check payable to Washburn University
  • Original transcripts
  • iBT TOEFL or IELTS score report if applying for full admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Topeka

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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