Butler Advising Office
1500 Bldg. Rm 132
El Dorado, KS 67042
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The Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education at Emporia State University offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (BSE) in three offsite locations, Kansas City Kansas Community College (Kansas City, KS), Butler Community College (El Dorado, KS) and new partnership with Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, KS).
The program is designed for individuals who hold a number of applicable undergraduate level courses or an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited institution. In addition the program was created for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and would like to obtain a 2nd bachelor’s degree or obtain Kansas Teacher Certification. Upon successful completion of all BSE requirements, students are recommended for Kansas Teacher Certification, grades kindergarten through six.
The program is perfect for working adults both inside and outside the K – 6 educational arena. Courses are conveniently offered in the late afternoons and evenings, as well as online during your first year of study, perfect for individuals who are balancing school, life, and work. During the second year of study, individuals will participate in ESU’s award winning Professional Development School. At this time courses will be offered during the traditional, K-6 School day, and require students to be available during the entire school day.
The BSE program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Kansas State Board of Education.