After Graduation Information
If you need a transcript for yourself, or for your credential file, you will need to order it from Academic Records, Plumb Hall, Room 108D. The cost is $8 per copy. More information about order transcripts is available from: www.emporia.edu/regist/trnscpt/info.htm.
Teacher Licensing. If you are seeking the first Kansas Initial Teaching License, you may apply using the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) online web application site at https://online.ksde.org/authenticationpublic/ The ESU Education Licensing Specialist verifies completion of an approved teacher education program, an earned bachelor’s degree and/or your officially awarded BSE degree, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale, a passing score on the Principles of Learning Test and score(s) on the relevant content assessment(s). Once requirements are verified, the KSDE online web application system will notify you via the email address you provided on your application to pay the $39 license fee.The license fee payment can be made electronically with a charge card, a check or money order or by printing the payment form from the email and mailing this with a check or money order. An additional $3 fee will be added to electronic payments.
Any person who applies for an initial Kansas teaching license must have completed the Kansas Background Check. Fingerprint cards are available in 208 Visser Hall. A check or money order for $50 must accompany the completed fingerprint card when it is mailed to KSDE.
If you seek teacher licensing in another state, in most cases, you will also need a recommendation from the ESU Licensing Specialist. Any questions about the teacher licensing process should be directed to the ESU Licensing Specialist, Shannon Hall. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-341-5412.
Students planning to pursue graduate study at ESU need to file an Application for Admission for Graduate Study with the Graduate Studies Office, Plumb Hall, Room 313. A hold will be placed on all graduating seniors; this hold will prevent the student from enrolling or paying fees until an application for further study at ESU has been completed. Students who have not completed all baccalaureate degree requirements must enroll as undergraduates.
A professional photographer will take a picture of you receiving your diploma from ESU's President Michael Shonrock. Information about graduation photos can be found here.