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. learn more…


Center for
Innovative School Leadership

The Center for Innovative School Leadership (CISL) conducts efficiency reviews of individual school districts, helping them realize greater efficiencies and identify good practices that can be shared with other school districts. learn more...

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. learn more…


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 its programs, workshops, conferences, and publications. learn more…


Kansas Regional
Reading Recovery
University Training Center

The Kansas Regional Reading Recovery University Training Center in The Teachers College at Emporia State University provide year-long residential training for Reading Recovery teacher leaders as well as continuing professional development and supervision following the initial year of training. learn more...

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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Great Plains Center for
National Teacher Certification

National Board Certification is a way for the teaching profession to recognize highly accomplished teaching practice. A certificate awarded by the NBPTS attests that a teacher has been judged by his or her peers as one who meets high and rigorous professional standards. learn more...

Reading Laboratory

The Reading Laboratory is available to all university graduate and undergraduate students. The instruction in the laboratory is offered on an individualized basis, focusing on improving reading comprehension, vocabulary, reading rate, systematic study techniques, time management, academic skills and test taking skills.  learn more...

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. learn more…