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Centers & Services

Center for Early Childhood Education

The Center for Early Childhood Education strives to provide a high quality early childhood environment for children of ESU students, faculty, and the surrounding community. more information…


Community Counseling Services

ESU’s Community Counseling Services provides affordable counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups in a professional, quiet, and confidential setting for residents of Emporia and surrounding communities. Services are provided by advanced graduate students in training under the supervision of experienced faculty with counseling, research, and supervisory expertise. more information…


Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence

Providing professional development for practicing teachers, the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence supports the on-going progress of teachers and administrators through numerous workshops, conferences, and publications. JIEE offers support for teachers seeking National Board certification, coordinates the Kansas Future Teacher Academy, and houses the Center for Innovative School Leadership which conducts efficiency reviews of individual school districts as well as the Kansas Regional Reading Recovery University Training Center. more information…


Office of
Field Placement & Licensure

The office provides the following services:

  1. teacher licensure – Licensing in any state can be confusing. The Emporia State University Licensure Officer can help guide you through the process and assist you in understanding what you need.
  2. coordination of field experiences for Introduction to Teaching, student teaching, counselor education, adaptive special education, School of Library and Information Management and Modern Languages, and
  3. the Family Literacy Program.                                    

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School Counselor Center

Practicing school counselors who need assistance may find it through the services of ESU’s School Counselor Center. The Center provides consulting on any subject related to school counseling, crisis consulting on-site or by telephone, organizes and conducts in-service conferences and workshops, assists school districts in developing a comprehensive counseling program, and supplies counselors with the most recent materials and media. more information…